Sunday, 13 March 2011

Newsy Stuff

Brilliant date for your diary! For those of you that would like the opportunity to spend time with some brilliant crime writers then you will need to put the 23 June 2011 in your diary. Goldsboro Books are having the first of what is hoped is many “Crime in the Court”. The court of course is Cecil Court in London. It is going to be a wonderful occasion.

CBS have, what is said to be the last interview with John Le Carre which can be seen below.

There is an excellent Val Mcdermid interview by Gerald O’Donovan in the Telegraph on why Irish crime fiction is all the rage. If you did not manage to listen to the BBC Radio 4 documentary that Val McDermid recently did then the article will make up for it. There is also a brief article that talks about the BBC Radio 4 programme as well.

Gerald O’Donovan has also selected his six favourite Irish crime books of recent years. The authors he picked are Declan Hughes, Brian McGilloway, Ken Bruen, Gene Kerrigan, Stuart Neville and Tana French. But you need to read the article to find out which of the author’s books he chose and why?

Fans of Raymond Chandler and Ian Fleming will be interested to listen to the conversation that took place between these two great authors. In a 25 minute audio conversation recorded by the BBC in 1958 the two authors talk about villains real and imagined as well as their iconic and well loved characters.

Ian Fleming Talks to Raymond Chandler 1958 from 33hirtz on Vimeo.

For those who are wondering who are considered to be the top 10 European crime writers, then you should have a look at the pictorial in the Observer.

A really interesting post on the Do Some Damage blog about crime books set in Montreal.

With International Women’s Day just gone Daniel Craig and Dame Judi Dench reprise their roles from the last two James Bond films — with a twist to celebrate the 100th anniversary of International Women’s Day. Enjoy!

Congratulations go to author Carl Hiaasen who according to the Miami Herald has been awarded the 2011 Florida Lifetime Achievement Award for Writing from the Florida Humanities Council. The full article can be found here.

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