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Granite Noir:

Keeping it Brief

Chaired by Peggy Hughes

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Granite Noir: Keeping it Brief

We’ll be chatting about art of the short story with a dark perspective. The work of Leye Adenle appeared in Lagos Noir, a collection that brings together brand new stories from some of Nigeria’s best loved writers. His short story The Assassination was a finalist for the 2017 CWA short story dagger award. Heidi Amsinck has written multiple ‘Danish Noir’ short stories for radio all produced by Sweet Talk for BBC Radio 4 and read by actor Tim McInnerny.

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About the authors

Leye Adenle

Leye Adenle, winner of the first ever Prix Marianne in 2016, is a Nigerian writer living and working in London as an agile coach – sort of a trainer of computer geeks.

His short story, The Assassination, in the anthology, Sunshine Noir, was a finalist for the 2017 CWA short story dagger award. Had he won, a Nigerian would have been rewarded for crime.

Leye (pronounced Leye, not Leia like in Princes Leia) has written several short stories under his own name, and over a hundred satirical pieces under various other appropriated names. His writing has appeared in publications such as the Big Issue, and he has written and recorded pieces for BBC Radio 4 and BBC World Service. He very much enjoyed doing that.

Leye comes from a family of writers, the most famous of whom was his grandfather, Oba Adeleye Adenle I, a former king of Oshogbo in South West Nigeria. Leye has no intentions of ever becoming King.

Heidi Amsinck

Heidi Amsinck, is a writer and journalist born in Copenhagen. She was London Correspondent for the Danish daily Jyllands-Posten. She has written many stories for BBC Radio 4, including the story sets Danish Noir, Copenhagen Confidential and Copenhagen Curios, all read by Tim McInnerney. She was previously shortlisted for the VS Pritchett Memorial Prize. Heidi lives in London. Last Train to Helsingør her first collection of stories, was published in 2018.

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