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Crime is going online in 2021! Free to view with no booking required.

Welcome to Granite Noir 2021,  Aberdeen's International Crime Writing Festival, online this year and staying true to everything that’s best about the festival.  We have Jo Nesbo and Camilla Lackberg leading our Nordic contingent,  Ian Rankin, Stuart MacBride and Peter May representing the cream of Scottish crime fiction,  David Baldacci joining us live from Virginia and Attica Locke in Los Angeles. We have authors, bloggers and podcasters, headliners and our Bold New Voices Panel featuring the ones to watch.

With the festival’s roots steeped firmly in the stories, history and heritage of Aberdeen and the North-east of Scotland,  we are delving into the city and shire archives again to bring you our Criminal Portraits webinar and Isla Traquair, also known in podcast land as The Storyteller, digs deep into two notorious murders in the North-east.  We bring you a very special collaboration with the Backlisted Podcast and Val McDermid to celebrate Josephine Tey’s 125th anniversary and Peter May talks about his novel Lockdown, about a deadly global flu pandemic, written 15 years ago, and rejected for its unrealistic storyline.

Be part of Granite Noir 2021 from the comfort of your own home as we delve into the heart of darkness with a thrilling line up of events to celebrate crime fiction, in all its forms. 

How to watch Granite Noir Events
All events (except the workshop and Murder at the Museum) will be streamed here, for free, on their set date and time. The link will be added to this page. To view simply come here, sit back and watch! Please note, no booking is required for the author talks.

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We're pleased to bring Granite Noir 2021 to you free of charge. Please consider making an optional donation to support Aberdeen Performing Arts, Granite Noir and culture in the North-east of Scotland.