Crime writers from Ireland, Sweden and Finland on Crime Writers Panel at Cuirt 2013

Posted: April 24, 2013 in Uncategorized
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Event: 27 Apr 13 18:30- 20:30                                   

Venue : Town Hall Theatre, Galway City

Admission €8/€6


The Authers appearing at 2013 Harvill Secker Crime Panel at Cuirt in The Town Hall  Theatre on Saturday 27th of April 

On Saturday Evening of April 27th , Arlene Hunt will host a panel of crime writers including Stuart Neville (Ireland), Arne Dahl (Sweden) and Antti Tuomainen (Finland).

Arlene Hunt (Chairperson)


Arlene Hunt is the author of seven crime fiction novels, five of which feature the popular Quick Investigation duo, John Quigley and Sarah Kenny. She is also the co-owner of Portnoy Publishing.

She lived in Barcelona for five years and now resides in Dublin. Her books have been translated into three languages and her current novel – a stand alone set in the US – entitled The Chosen, was voted as TV3’s Book of the Month for November 2011. An earlier novel, Undertow (2008), was short listed for best crime novel at The Irish Book Awards. Arlene has also contributed to many anthologies, including, Down These Green Streets, Requiems for the Departed and Console.

Stuart Neville


Stuart Neville’s debut novel, The Twelve (published in the USA as The Ghosts of Belfast), won the Mystery/Thriller category of the Los Angeles Times Book Prize, and was picked as one of the top crime novels of 2009 by both The New York Times and The LA Times.
He has been shortlisted for various awards, including the Barry, Macavity, Dilys awards, as well as the Irish Book Awards Crime Novel of the Year. He has twice been longlisted for the Theakstons Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year. He has since published two critically acclaimed sequels, Collusion and Stolen Souls.
Stuart’s novels have been translated into various languages, including German, Japanese, Polish, Swedish, Greek and more. The French edition of The Ghosts of Belfast, Les Fantômes de Belfast, won Le Prix Mystère de la Critique du Meilleur Roman Étranger and Grand Prix du Roman Noir Étranger.
His fourth novel, Ratlines, about Nazis harboured by the Irish state following WWII was published by Harvill Secker in January 2013.

“Ratlines is a belter: fast, furious, bloody and good.”- Ian Rankin

“Just three books in and Stuart Neville is already a crime-writing star.” – Mark Billingham

Arne Dahl


Arne Dahl is an award-winning Swedish crime novelist and literary critic. The Blinded Man is the first book in the internationally acclaimed Intercrime series. The highly praised series of ten novels has sold more than 2.5 million copies and has won its creator such distinguished awards as the premier crime writing awards in Germany, Denmark and Sweden. In 2007 The Swedish Academy of Crime Writers awarded Arne Dahl a special prize for his “vitalization and development of the crime genre through his Intercrime series”. The second book in the series, Bad Blood, will by published by Harvill Secker in 2013.

‘Thoughtfully haunting and sometimes beautifully written, the first of Hjelm’s cases to be translated into English is likely to resonate with readers of the Stieg Larsson trilogy.”— Austin American-Statesman

“ Mystery devotees who loved Mankell’s Kurt Wallander, and crime-fiction ‘lifers’ who still treasure Sjowall’s and Wahloo’s Martin Beck, will want to add Paul Hjelm to their short lists of international favourites.”— Booklist

Antti Tuomainen


Antti Tuomainen was born in 1971 and lives in Helsinki. He was an award-winning copywriter in the advertising industry before he made his literary debut in 2007. In 2011 his third novel, The Healer, was awarded the Clue Award for ‘Best Finnish Crime Novel 2011’. The Finnish press labelled it “unputdownable” and critics praised his piercing and evocative style acknowledging him as one of the first writers to challenge the Scandinavian crime genre formula. The Healer was shortlisted for the Glass Key Award for Best Scandinavian Crime Novel in 2012 (previous winners include Henning Mankell, Stieg Larsson, Jo Nesbo, Arnaldur Indridason, Karin Fossum and HakanNesser).

“Breathtakingly tense, with the taste of blood on every page. It is impossible to stop reading until you reach the end.”.. – Turun Sanomat

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