The cream of crime fiction authors from around the world, a poisoned high tea party, Noir inspired cabaret and a specially commissioned Escape Room game are some of the highlights that audiences can expect in Aberdeen in February when the third annual Granite Noir festival gets underway.
Produced by Aberdeen Performing Arts, in partnership with the Belmont Filmhouse, Aberdeen City and Aberdeenshire Archives and Aberdeen City Libraries, Granite Noir is now entering its third year.
The festival line up promises more of the Scandi and Scottish crime fiction fans know and love, an incredible exhibition of historic mug shots from Aberdeen’s UNESCO recognised archives, and events that share the secrets of Scotland’s most notorious poisoners, as well as crime inspired theatre fresh from the Edinburgh Festivals.
Crime fiction is a terrific model for authors keen to explore social issues and current events, and the reasons behind this will form the basis of author discussions. Writers will take audiences to South Korea, India, New York and Iceland, and even back in time, to Victorian London.
In an exciting first for the festival, Granite Noir will also be hooking up live with Murder in the Mountains festival in Crested Butte, Colorado to debate across both sides of the Atlantic the influence of place in crime fiction and crime fiction festivals.
Featuring at Granite Noir 2019 will be Stuart MacBride in conversation with Susan Calman, Abir Mukherjee, Sophie Hannah, Yrsa Sigurdardottir, Mark Billingham, Claire Macleary, Stella Duffy, Graeme Macrae Burnet and much more. See below for the full line up.