£8 (concessions from £6)
6pm, Friday 15 September
Thomas Paine Study Centre at University of East Anglia
When we’re surrounded by turbulent geopolitical discourse, how can crime and thriller fiction help us understand the world? In the first Noirwich Lecture, thriller writer, literary critic and academic Arne Dahl explores the connections between noir and the new world order. Also explore an exhibition of original manuscript material from key crime writers curated by the British Archive for Contemporary Writing, included in the ticket price. Don’t miss Martina Cole in conversation at UEA later the same evening.
Arne Dahl is the pen name of Jan Arnald, an internationally-known Swedish crime author and literary critic. His writing can also be seen in the Swedish newspaper Dagens Nyheter. He published Barbarer (2001) and Maria och Artur (2006) under his own name, but under his pseudonym he has written the A-gruppen (Intercrime) series, involving the A-team, a group highly trained in dealing with criminal cases in Sweden.