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A Night of Danish Noir

20 September 2023
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A Night of Danish Noir with Jenny Lund Madsen in conversation with Jacky Collins aka Dr Noir discussing Thirty Days of Darkness.

20 September 2023
20:00 – 21:00
Online webinar
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In association with The DKUK, Danish Embassy London and Orenda Books, Barnet Libraries presents: A Night of Danish Noir with author Jenny Lund Madsen in conversation with Dr Jacky Collins discussing her book Thirty Days of Darkness.

This event is online only.

There will be an online bookseller in attendance as well as a Q&A session.

Please note – when signing up, you will register with and your details and data will be handled by Barnet Libraries directly.

  • Jenny Lund Madsen
  • Dr Jacky Collins

Jenny is a Danish author and screenwriter whose debut novel Thirty Days of Darkness won The Harald Mogensen prize for best crime novel of the year in 2021. Her book has been published in various countries including England in May 2023. Jenny has been working as a screenwriter for film and TV for the past 15 years, and her work includes titles such as Follow the Money, Rita and the Land of Short Sentences.

Jenny is lives in Copenhagen and is currently working on her new book that will be published in Denmark in 2024.

Hannah, a snobbish Danish literary author is challenged to write a crime novel in thirty days. She travels to a small village in Iceland for inspiration, and then a body appears. Hannah throws herself into the investigation, but what begins as a search for plot material quickly turns into a messy and dangerous investigation that threatens to uncover secrets that put everything at risk including Hannah.

Atmospheric, dramatic and full of nerve-jangling twists and turns, Thirty Days of Darkness is a darkly funny, unsettling debut Nordic Noir thriller that marks the start of a breath-taking new series.

Jacky Collins, also known as Dr Noir, formerly a Senior Lecturer at Northumbria University in Literature, Film & TV and Spanish Language & Culture, is now based at Stirling University in the Spanish and Latin American Studies department. In 2014 Jacky established the International Crime Fiction Festival that is Newcastle Noir. With a keen passion for crime in translation, the festival regularly welcomes authors from the Nordic countries, Germany, France and Romania.

More recently, she has ventured into local radio, co-hosting a fortnightly crime fiction programme on Spice FM, become part of the Honey & Stag events team hosting online literary events, and joined the Corylus Books team, an indie publisher of fine crime fiction in translation: from Romania, Iceland and beyond.