Crime novel authors from around the world will visit Barcelona to speak about the genre
The 14th edition of BCNegra, Barcelona’s annual crime fiction festival, is now underway and features over 40 activities and more than 80 authors from the UK, France, Italy, Senegal, Argentina and Morocco, among other countries. The festival, which is curated by Carlos Zanón, is counted among the most important crime fiction events in Europe. Among the authors attending this year are Claudia Piñeiro, John Banville, Leila Slimani, Ken Bugul, Ferran Torrent, David Peace and Yasmina Khadra. The main theme of this year’s edition is ports – a classic setting for this type of fiction, and the character, book and author chosen as the focus of the festival are Lisbeth Salander, Total Khéops by Jean-Claude Izzo and Chester Himes, respectively.
The BCNegra Festival Will take place from 24 January to 3 February in different venues in Barcelona, including libraries, museums and civic centres. If you check out the programme, you’re sure to find something of interest, even outside the world of literature. The 11 days of the festival will be filled with debates, books, films, plays, poetry, music and great stories.
Finally, this year’s edition sees a tribute to the bookseller and former curator Paco Camarasa and will feature a number of events dedicated to his memory.
All of the activities in the BCNegra Festival are free of charge, though advance booking is required for some. You find additional information on the festival website.
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