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Granite Noir

Aberdeen’s International Crime Writing Festival

Granite Noir is inspired by the incredible popularity of crime fiction in all its forms, by the fantastic contribution that Scottish writers make, by our love affair with Nordic Noir, on the page and on screen, and most of all inspired by Aberdeen, which is the perfect backdrop for the festival – steeped in history, atmospheric, quirky and with a strong sense of place.

Virtual Granite Noir 2021

Crime went online in 2021

Over the 19-21 February 2021, Granite Noir streamed online and was viewed by tens of thousands of people in all four corners of the world.
Whether to relive your favourite moments again or see the talks you missed, we invite you to watch Granite Noir again. Click on the thumbnails below to access the videos and enjoy Granite Noir 2021 from the comfort of your own home.


Stuart MacBride and Ian Rankin
Attica Locke
Femi, Susie and Saima
Paying It Forward
Backlisted Podcast
Katherine Rundell
Camilla Lackberg
Jo Nesbo
M.G. Leonard
Isla and Candice
Phil Astley
Stina, Eva and Lesley
Peter May
David Baldacci

Granite Noir 2021 brochure