BCNegra will be at Barts on Friday 3 February

Crime fiction under investigation at Sala Barts

A number of roundtable discussions will be held on Friday 3 February as part of the BCNegra Festival programme

A tribute to the Semana Negra in Gijón, a conversation with writer Dennis Lehanne, and a roundtable discussion on police and journalistic investigations methods make up the triple bill on offer at the BCNegra'17 Festival on Friday 3 February. All of these events will take place at Sala Barts and admission is free.

Kicking off the programme is an act that commemorates the 30th anniversary of a crime literature festival in Gijón that can trace its history back to humble beginnings but that has grown in size and importance over the course of three decades, nowadays attracting thousands of fans and hundreds of authors for 10 days every July. The round table discussion focussing on the Semana Negra festival in Gijón is scheduled to begin at 4pm and will feature the writers David C. Hall, Andreu Martín and José Luis Muñoz, as well as Paco Ignacio Taibo II, journalist, writer, union activist and creator of the festival. Writer and journalist Mariano Sánchez Soler will be moderating the discussion.

Immediately after that, at 5.30pm, there will be another roundtable discussion that aims to explore the similarities and differences between the ways that the police and journalists investigate crime. The discussion features the writer Dolores Redondo, writer and lawyer Lorenzo Silva and journalist and writer Sergio Vila-Sanjuán, with culture journalist and philologist Pilar Argudo in the moderator’s chair.

Finally, at 7pm, the focus of attention will shift to Dennis Lehanne, the winners of this year’s Pepe Carvalho award and one of the founders of the Semana Negra festival in Gijón. The main subject of the conversation he will have with expert in Anglo-American literature Antonio Lozano and Paco Ignacio Taibo is contemporary America.

Additional information can be found here.

Publication date: Monday, 30 January 2017
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