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Nordic Noir: The New Cool

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Nordic Noir: The New Cool

The icy winds of Nordic Noir continue to sweep the worlds of crime fiction, feature film and television drama with huge numbers of devotees. Professor Sue Turnbull, who co-authored the Nordic Noir entry for the Oxford Research Encyclopaedia of Criminology and Criminal Justice, will explore this phenomenon with a panel of writers: Leigh Redhead, Hanna Lofgren and Janice Simpson.

Leigh Redhead, Australia’s Queen of Noir, has worked on a prawn trawler and as a waitress, exotic dancer, masseuse, teacher and apprentice chef. She is the author of the award-winning Simone Kirsch private eye series: Peepshow (2004), Rubdown (2005), Cherry Pie (2007) and Thrill City (2010), and is currently completing the fifth in the series while studying for a PhD in Australian noir fiction.

Hanna Lofgren is a freelance translator of Swedish and Spanish. Her first translation of a crime novel was Savage Congress by debut Swedish author Anna Karolina (Echo Publishing, 2016). Hanna has an MSc in Translation Studies (Edinburgh University) and is a member of the Swedish–English Literary Translators’ Association.

Janice Simpson, a Sisters in Crime convenor, is working on a new crime series set in Australia, as well as a compendium of stories about the importance of place in the lives of adoptees. In her first crime book, Murder in Mt Martha (Hybrid Publishers, 2016), murder stretches its tentacles into the past and the 1953 murder of a 14-year-old girl. Janice is a creative practices PhD candidate at RMIT.

Sue Turnbull is Professor of Communication and Media Studies at the University of Wollongong. Her recent publications include The TV Crime Drama (Edinburgh University Press, 2014). Sue is a frequent media commentator on television and radio who also writes on crime fiction for Fairfax Media.

Dinner upstairs from 6.30pm (bookings not necessary); men or ‘brothers-in-law’ welcome

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