Investigating International Noir
Tuesday June 25, 2013
As part of International Crime Month, we are teaming up with Akashic Books, Grove, Melville House, and Europa to present a panel on international noir. Panelists will include Jessica Hagedorn, Wolf Haas, and Zane Lovitt, moderated by Sarah Weinman.
Jessica Hagedorn is the author of Toxicology, Dream Jungle, The Gangster Of Love, and Dogeaters, which won the American Book Award and was a finalist for the National Book Award in fiction. She is also the author of Danger And Beauty, a collection of poetry and prose, and the editor of Charlie Chan Is Dead: An Anthology of Contemporary Asian American Fiction. Her plays include Most Wanted, The Heaven Trilogy, and the stage adaptation of Dogeaters. Hagedorn has just finished editing Manila Noir, a crime fiction anthology, for Akashic’s acclaimed Noir series. She teaches in the MFA Creative Writing Program at LIU Brooklyn. For more information, visit www.jessicahagedorn.net.
Sarah Weinman is the News Editor for Publishers Marketplace. Previously she reported on the publishing industry for DailyFinance, and she currently contributes a monthly crime fiction column to the Los Angeles Times. Her work has also appeared in the Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, The Daily Beast, Maclean's, the Guardian, and many other print and online publications. Her blog, Confessions of an Idiosyncratic Mind, was hailed by USA TODAY as "a respected resource for commentary on crime fiction."
Wolf Haas (Austria) was born in 1960 in the Austrian province of Salzburg. He is the author of seven books in the bestselling Detective Brenner mystery series, where each title has sold in the hundreds of thousands, and three volumes of which have been made into popular German language films.
Zane Lovitt’s (Australia) stories have been featured in Scribe’s New Australian Stories 2 and in the Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine. “Leaving the Fountainhead” won the SD Harvey Short Story Award at the 2010 Ned Kelly Awards for Australian crime fiction. He lives in Melbourne. The Midnight Promise is his debut book.
About International Crime Month
International Crime Month is a month-long initiative featuring internationally acclaimed crime fiction authors, editors, critics, and publishers appearing together in a series of readings, panels, and discussions. Four of America's most influential independent publishers Grove Atlantic, Akashic Books, Melville House, and Europa Editions have joined forces to promote one of the most vital and socially significant fiction genres of our time. The initiative will highlight new titles from Europa's recently launched World Noir imprint, Melville House's International Crime series, Akashic's Noir series, and Grove Atlantic's Mysterious Press and Atlantic Monthly Press imprints. Internationally renowned authors scheduled to appear include Jessica Hagedorn, Maurizio de Giovanni, Mark Billingham, Wolf Haas, and many others.