Between the 13th and 15th of September the 3rd Crime Fiction Here and There conference took place at the University of Gdańsk. This bi-annual conference is organised by Dr Agnieszka Sienkiewicz-Charlish. This year the theme of the conference was “Time and Space”. The previous conferences included panels devoted to Scottish crime fiction and in 2014 a special guest event with a Scottish crime writer – Paul Johnston.
Although this year there was no special panel devoted to Tartan Noir, the following papers focused on Scottish authors:
- Jean Bearton, “Converging Routes and Channels in Lin Anderson’s Paths of Dead (2014)”
- Wolfgang Goertschacher, “Geopolitics, the Yugoslav Wars and Val McDermid’s Poetics of Crime Fiction in The Skeleton Road“
- Emma Robertson, “Reconstructing the Regional Capital in the 1990’s Noir: To Rebuild or to Remember?” (This paper focused on, among other texts, the representation of Edinburgh in Ian Rankin’s novels)
Moreover, on the second day of the conference DAVID MALCOLM gave a reading from his novels and short stories (“Stories for Dead Actresses”).
In the picture David Malcolm reading from The German Messanger (Crime Wave Press, 2016)