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Crime Noir: An Evening with 3 leading Danish Authors

6 February 2019
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We are pleased to offer an evening of Crime Noir to DKUK Members and extended network.

6 February 2019
18:20 – 19:50
Chipping Barnet Library
3 Stapylton Road
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Members: FREE Non-members: FREE

Chipping  Barnet Library presents an evening with 3 leading Danish Crime Noir writers Heidi Amsinck, Lone Theils & Lotte Petri, moderated by Anne Grydehøj, talking about all things Danish Nordic Noir Crime & Thriller & Culture, on Wednesday 6th February 2019.

The talk will cover Heidi, Lotte & Lone’s books, and what inspires them to write such gripping stories, followed by a ten-minute Q&A session, with a mystery prize for the best question.

  • Programme
  • Authors
  • Gallery

18.20 Registration

18.30 Programme start

20.00 End of Evening

Heidi Amsinck

A writer and journalist born in Copenhagen, Heidi spent many years covering Britain for the Danish press, including a spell as London Correspondent for the broadsheet daily Jyllands-Posten. She has written numerous short stories for radio, including the three-story sets Danish Noir, Copenhagen Confidential and Copenhagen Curios. She was previously shortlisted for the VS Pritchett Memorial Prize. Last Train to Helsingør is her first published collection of stories

Lotte Theils

Lotte lives north of Copenhagen in the small seaside town of Hornbæk. Following the immediate success of her first novel, Den 5. Plage (The Fifth Plague), which was published in 2009, she was nominated for the Danske Banks Debutantpris, a literary award for first-time writers. Since then she has written seven crime novels and two novellas, all of which have garnered rave reviews. Her most recent crime novel, Black Notice, was named digital series of the year, and when Djævlens værk (The Devil’s Work) was published she was shortlisted as one of the 10 best crime authors in Denmark, featuring alongside names such as Jussi A. Olsen. Lotte often makes research trips to find inspiration for her crime novels, most recently visiting Gotland, Norway and Greenland. In addition, she also works closely with the police and forensic pathologists, whose help contributes to the criminal intrigue in her books.

Lotte Petri

Lone is a former London-correspondent for national Danish newspapers Berlingske Tidende and Politiken. Her debut novel Fatal Crossing (2015) featuring the journalist Nora Sand based in London, has been sold in 16 countries and she now is a full-time author. In 2017, she was nominated for the Danish Martha Awards. Further two books in the Nora Sand-series have been published in Denmark and are under translation.

Anne Grydehøj

Anne Grydehøj holds a PhD from the University of Kent, where she previously taught Danish. She now works in the Department of Scandinavian Studies at University College London under the provision of the Danish government’s lecturer scheme. She is the author of articles on crime fiction, intercultural mediation and representations of Scandinavia.

Bookings can be made at the following email address [email protected] or Eventbrite.

* Note! The event is organised by Barnet Libraries