Friday, June 24, 2016

Nordic Noir meets Kiwi Crime: a special Ngaios event in Reyjavik

The Ngaio Marsh Awards and Reykjavik City Library invite booklovers to a special Ngaio Marsh Awards edition of the Library's popular 'Dark Deeds' summer walking tours.

The walks are centered on dark deeds of various kinds in Icelandic fiction, happening in or around Reykjavík, and give a taste of Icelandic crime fiction, ghost stories and history. The walking tours are led by library staff.

On Thursday 30 June, in a special event, Reyjavik-based crime writer Grant Nicol, longlisted for this year's Ngaio Marsh Awards, will be part of the walking tour, reading from his works, and available for questions from participants.

Nicol's THE MISTAKE has been praised by judges as doing "a superb job taking a simple premise and layering it with complexities and intrigue... a dark tale that draws on the chill of Reykjavik surrounds to deliver caution about avenging in haste."

There will also be readings from Ngaio Marsh Awards' judge Yrsa Sigurdardottir's works.

The special Ngaio Marsh Awards Dark Deeds walk starts at the library in Grófin, Tryggvagata 15. The walk is at an easy pace and takes around 90 minutes. There is no reservation or booking necessary, just show up at the library in time.

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