7 Orenda authors are making the trip to Aberdeen to take part in Granite Noir. They are all hosting an event, including one by Karen Sullivan. Make sure you check out the events below and book your tickets ASAP!!!
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THE TRUTH IS OUT THERE — OR IS IT? WITH MATT WESOLOWSKI AND MICHAEL J MALONE
Friday 23 February, 12pm – 1pm | The Lemon Tree Studio | £8.50 inc. bf | BOOK TICKETS
In Six Stories, Matt Wesolowski probed the nature of truth, telling the story of a murder from multiple perspectives via investigative journalist Scott King, whose Serial-like podcasts have made him a cult figure. Michael J Malone’s House of Spines also asks whether we can believe its central character’s version of the truth. At its heart is a writer with mental health problems who uncovers secrets about his late mother and her family.
BREATHTAKING THRILLERS WITH LILJA SIGURDAROTTIR AND CATHERINE RYAN HOWARD
Friday 23 February, 2pm – 3pm | The Lemon Tree Studio | £8.50 inc. bf | BOOK TICKETS
Lilja Sigurdaróttir is a star in her native Iceland, but Snare, the first in her Reykjavik Noir trilogy, is her first novel to be translated into English. It’s already an international bestseller, with film rights sold to Palomar Pictures. Catherine Ryan Howard’s compelling thriller, The Liar’s Girl, takes us to Dublin, where the emergence of a copy-cat serial killer forces a young woman to return to the homeland — and identity — she abandoned, and confront her worst nightmare.
PUBLISH AND PERISH WITH LOUISE HUTCHESON, LUCY ATKIN AND SARAH STOVELL
Saturday 24 February, 11.30am – 12.30pm | The Lemon Tree Studio | £8.50 inc. bf | BOOK TICKETS
Louise Hutcheson’s debut, The Paper Cell, examines the deadly potential of literary envy — and its bitter, lifelong aftertaste. In The Night Visitor, by Lucy Atkins, a high-flying telly presenter and bestselling historian is tormented by her socially awkward researcher, who is privy to the most dangerous secret of her career. Sarah Stovell’s Exquisite is a claustrophobic psychological thriller about obsessive love, featuring one writer at the top of her game, and another still dreaming of success.
PETRIFYING PSYCHOLOGICAL NOIR WITH TORKIL DAMHAUG AND LOUISE VOSS
Sunday 25 February, 10.30am – 11.30am | The Lemon Tree Studio | £8.50 inc. bf | BOOK TICKETS
The mind may be the most devastating weapon of them all. Torkil Damhaug, author of the best-selling Oslo Crime Files series, was a psychiatrist, and brings specialist knowledge to his taut thrillers. In Certain Signs That You Are Dead, forensic pathologist Jennifer Plåterud is called in to investigate the death of a hospital patient, and discovers she has personal links to this baffling case. Louise Voss has been writing psychological thrillers, police procedurals and contemporary fiction for 18 years. Her twelfth novel, The Old You, asks: How well do we know our spouses? What if your husband isn’t the man you think he is, but harbours a devastating secret, instead?
WHEN BYGONES AREN’T BYGONES WITH JOHANA GUSTAWSSON AND CLARE CARSON
Sunday 25 February, 2pm – 3pm | The Lemon Tree Studio | £8.50 inc. bf | BOOK TICKETS
Introducing two mysteries hinging on deadly secrets from the past. French native Johana Gustawsson, now married to a Swede and living in London, co-authored the bestselling On se retrouvera, whose television adaptation in 2015 drew over 7 million viewers.Clare Carson’s The Dark Isle, set in Orkney, finds Sam, daughter of an undercover agent who was killed in the line of duty, struggling to piece together the puzzle of his past.
WORDS AND MUSIC, SCANDI STYLE. AN EVENING WITH THOMAS ENGER
Sunday 25 February, 8pm – 9pm | The Lemon Tree Lounge | FREE | BOOK TICKETS
We’re delighted to launch the UK publication of Killed, the final instalment of Norwegian bestseller Thomas Enger’s internationally renowned Henning Juul series. Packed with tension and twists, here is the long-awaited conclusion to the drama of this conflicted, disillusioned crime reporter, as he finally comes to grips with shocking revelations about who set the fire that killed his six-year-old son — and why. As well as talking about his writing, Thomas will play some of his stirring, original piano compositions, including the lullaby written to accompany Henning’s story.
HOW TO GET AHEAD IN PUBLISHING WITH ORENDA BOOKS’ KAREN SULLIVAN
Saturday 24 February, 10am – 11am | Lemon Tree Lounge | FREE | BOOK TICKETS
Meet the powerhouse publishing phenomenon that is Karen Sullivan. In 2014 she founded Orenda Books, an independent press dedicated to literary and crime fiction, many of them works in translation. Her authors include Thomas Enger, Agnes Ravatn, Gunnar Staalesen, and Amanda Jenning. Karen will give an informal talk offering top tips to aspiring writers about how the publishing industry works, how to pitch, what to expect if a publisher asks to see your work, whether you need an agent, and what happens after a book is accepted for publication.