The Nordicana Show: one for all you Scandi crime novel fans

Posted at 4:00 pm, June 14, 2013 in Arts & Entertainment
Haven't a clue: The cast of 'Arne Dahl' appear to have lost the plot

Time Outers are in some ways like many of the characters in the Scandi crime novels we can’t get enough of. While essentially well intentioned, we have our flaws. In other words, we made a cock-up a couple of issues back and published the wrong dates for this event. If you turned up early, we’re really sorry.

Still, at least no one died violently in a bleak and rainy landscape – and you haven’t missed out on what promises to be a stimulating gathering of Nordic noir nerds. Two days of events taking place across three floors of a former Victorian glassworks in Clerkenwell will showcase TV shows, films and crime novels.

The line-up includes the cast of TV series ‘Arne Dahl’, as well the writer Jan Arnald, on whose work the show is based (he writes under the pen The Nordicana Show name Arne Dahl and has recently revealed that classics of British crime novels and TV and, in particular, their gutsy female detectives, are a major source of inspiration). A ‘Dramatising Politics’ discussion panel hosted by the global literary network English Pen will include the creator of ‘Borgen’ Adam Price, ‘Borgen’ writer Jeppe Gjervig Gram, and Ingolf Gabold, the man credited with the success of Danish TV drama during his time at DR (the Danish broadcasting corporation). Crime author David Hewson presents ‘Deconstructing “The Killing”’, based on his experience of turning 20 hours of telly into a novelisation.

There will be book and TV stalls and signing sessions. Episodes from upcoming and continuing series, as well as new and recently released films, will be shown through the weekend on three big screens all day. ScandiKitchen, Briska Cider bar and cocktails from Reyka Vodka will ensure that the weekend offers an immersive experience.

There’s no official dress code but any ‘Killing’ fan worth their salt will be sporting a scratchy Sarah Lundstyle patterned jumper, possibly accessorised with a torch – is it just us or has anyone else noticed that locations in Scandi TV land never seem to have a light switch?

For further information about The Nordicana Show and to book tickets visit nordicnoir.tv.

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