NOIRELAND International Crime Fiction Festival is getting off to an incredible start with some of the greatest names in crime fiction. The festival takes place from 27-29 October 2017 at Belfast’s iconic Europa Hotel. NOIRELAND is a celebration of Ireland’s love of crime fiction. The best in local talent, guest appearances by international crime-writing stars, and in-depth conversations with some of the greatest screenwriters to put crime dramas on the screen.
In the inaugural year we have set the bar very high. Among our many guests this year include the team behind Line of Duty, Robert Crais, Benjamin Black, Graeme Macrae Burnet, Adrian McKinty, Arne Dahl, Liz Nugent and Sophie Hannah.
NOIRELAND is not afraid to address some of the big topics of the day. There are panels discussing how crime fiction can be used to address issues around identity, gender, religion and race. We look at borders and what might happen in a post-Brexit world. We ask if rural life is as cosy as the tourist boards like to suggest.
NOIRELAND is the brainchild of David Torrans who established the No Alibis Book Store twenty years ago and has been at the forefront promoting Irish crime fiction and bringing the greatest international crime writers to Belfast.
Tickets for NOIRELAND International Crime Fiction Festival go on sales at midnight on Friday 1 September, 2017; NOIRELAND takes place Friday 27 October – Sunday 29 October, 2017