Granite Noir: Aberdeen’s crime writing festival | Friday 24 - Sunday 26 February 2017
Transgression lies at the heart of every crime novel. Some acts are so horrific that we label their perpetrators born devils. Are there malevolent forces in the universe capable of overriding free will and morality? Or does the idea that someone is evil enable us to step away, and ignore the real roots of anti-social behaviour? Denise Mina, Richard Holloway, and Dr Zohar Hadromi-Allouche discuss historical concepts of evil and our perceptions of wrong-doers. Whether you’re a reader, or a writer wrestling with these dilemmas on the page, this is a conversation you won’t want to miss.
Denise Mina is the author of more than 12 acclaimed novels, and a member of the Crime Writers’ Association Hall of Fame. Richard Holloway, FRSE, is a writer and broadcaster, whose most recent book is A Little History of Religion. He is a former Bishop of Edinburgh , and was Primus of the Scottish Episcopal Church from 1992 to 2000. Dr Zohar Hadromi-Allouche is a lecturer in Islam at Aberdeen University’s department of Divinity and Religious Studies. Her research interests include the relations between religious and folk literature.
Granite Noir Ticket Discounts
Book for 4-7 events: Get 10% off | 8-12 events: Get 15% off | Full Weekend Pass: £90 inc. bf
(Full Weekend Pass excludes High Tea, Workshops, Family events, PPP & film screenings)