Info

18th–20th of January 2019

The first authentic nordic
crime fiction festival

Wild food  Winter sports

At the darkest time of the year in the
wilderness of northern finland

Literature Festival with a

versatile program

Ice swimmingPerformances by
the most topical crime authors from the

Nordic countries  Arctic night life

Light art   Live music

Authors

stefan ahnhem

With over two-decades experience of screenwriting like Wallander series Ahnhem made his debut novel 2014 Victim Without a Face. To date four novels have been published in the internationally bestselling and award-winning Fabian Risk series.

samuel bjork

Samuel Bjørk is the pen name of Norwegian novelist Frode Sandel Øien, writer of the two highly acclaimed novels. Øien is also known as playwright and singer/songwriter.

agnete friis

Danish author and journalist best known for co-authoring awarded novel The boy in the suitcase with Lene Kaaberbøl. 

kati hiekkapelto

Awarded Finnish author whose three novels about crime inspector Anna Fekete has gained international succes.

jan jalutsi

Finnish best known prison fugitive and ex-bank robber. Jalutsi has been in many prisons and also has escaped most of them. Nowadays Jalutsi is author and works in organization to prevent youth crime.

ragnar jonasson

Award-winning author of the internationally bestselling Dark Iceland series and the Hidden Iceland series.  Ragnar is also a lawyer and co-founder of the Reykjavik international crime writing festival Iceland Noir.

jens-lapidus

Swedish best-selling author and criminal defence lawyer. Lapidus made his writing debut in 2006 with Easy money (Snabba cash) which was first of the internationally bestselling Stockholm Trilogy. Critics have called Lapidus as ”Swedish James Ellroy”.

ninni schulman

Swedish awarded author whose novels about journalist Magdalena Hansson have sold over 700 000 copies.

max seeck

Finnish author whose awarded debut thriller The Angels of Hammurabi was published 2016. The novel’s rights have been sold to Iceland, Estonia and Germany.

Erik Axel Sund is the pen name of Swedish author duo Jerker Eriksson and Håkan Axlander Sundquist. The Victoria Bergman trilogy was described as ”hypnotically captivating psychoanalysis in crime fiction form” by Swedish Academy of Crime Writers.

yrsa siguroardottir

Award-winning and best-selling Icelandic crime fiction author.  Sigurðardóttir novels have been translated into more than 30 languages.

antti tuomainen

Award-winning Finnish author of eight novels. Tuomainen’s trademark is suspense with a darkly tinged humour.

ronja salmi

Finnish author, entrepreneur and speaker who works also as director of Helsinki Book Fair.

kasper stromman

Finnish graphic designer and illustrator known from his hilarious design related television programs, Kasper Diem blog and comic art.

philip teir

Finland-Swedish author and journalist. Teir is also founder and festival director of Helsinki Lit. 

antero lindgren

Dark voiced Finninsh singer-songwriter who has released three highly acclaimed albums. Intense Blood Red album came out last year. The dark side is strong with him. 

mirel wagner

Finnish singer-songwriter who’s known from her pitch black lyrics. Wagner was awarded with Nordic Music Prize for the Best Nordic Album Of The Year 2015.  

Program

Friday the 18th

Hanki bar

16:00 NORDIC NOIR TUNES by SAMUEL BJøRK

Auditorium

17:00 INTERVIEW: THE NATIONAL MUSEUM OF FINLAND PRESENTS JAN JALUTSI
Ex-bank robber and prison fugitive, current non-fiction writeR

18:00 I SMELL A RAT: Informers and specialists around authors
NINNI SCHULMAN, MAX SEECK (moderator: PHILIP TEIR)

19:00 SOUNDTRACK OF A BOOK: Music and crime novels
KATI HIEKKAPELTO,STEFAN AHNHEM (moderator: KASPER STRÖMMAN)

20:00 FREEZING TO DEATH: Mindscape of Nordic authors
ANTTI TUOMAINEN, YRSA SIGURÐARDÓTTIR  (moderator: KASPER STRÖMMAN)

21:00 CRIME AND PUNISHMENT: Constant battle between good and bad
RAGNAR JONASSON, AGNETE FRIIS (moderator: PHILIP TEIR)

22:00 INSIDE CRIMINAL MIND: Picturing repulsive scenarios
ERIK AXL SUND, SAMUEL BJøRK (moderator: PHILIP TEIR)

23:00 CONGRATS, WE HAVE an ALL FEMALE PANEL: Politically incorrect conversation about anything
KATI HIEKKAPELTO, NINNI SCHULMAN, YRSA SIGURÐARDÓTTIR , AGNETE FRIIS (moderator: KASPER STRÖMMAN)

Night club

24:00 Antero Lindgren

 

saturday the 19th

Workshop

12:00 GOING TO PRISON WITH THE NATIONAL MUSEUM OF FINLAND: Workshop for fiction and real life storytellers

Hanki Bar

16:00 NORDIC NOIR TUNES by ERIK AXL SUND

Auditorium
17:00 DEAD JOURNALISTS: Journalists and crime novels
ANTTI TUOMAINEN, NINNI SCHULMAN (Moderator: RONJA SALMI)

18:00 EVERYTHING IS ON TV: Films and series based on books
JENS LAPIDUS, YRSA SIGURÐARDÓTTIR (ModerATOR: RONJA SALMI)

19:00 WRONG SIDE OF THE LAW: From lawyer to author
JENS LAPIDUS, RAGNAR JONASSON (ModerATOR: PHILIP TEIR)

20:00 BLEAK HUMOR: Laughing to death
ANTTI TUOMAINEN, SAMUEL BJøRK (ModerATOR: KASPER STRÖMMAN)

21:00 PARTNERS IN CRIME: Co-writing crime novels
ERIK AXL SUND, AGNETE FRIIS (ModerATOR: RONJA SALMI)

22:00 DARKNESS IS ONLY ABSENCE OF LIGHT: Balance between good and bad
MAX SEECK, STEFAN AHNHEM (ModerATOR: PHILIP TEIR)

23:00 CONGRATS, WE HAVE ALL MALE PANEL: Politically incorrect conversation about anything
ANTTI TUOMAINEN, SAMUEL BJøRK, STEFAN AHNHEM, RAGNAR JONASSON, JENS LAPIDUS, MAX SEECK, ERIK AXL SUND (ModerATOR: RONJA SALMI)

Nightclub

24:00 MIREL WAGNER

Tickets

Notice that Nordic Noir is an exclusive festival and there are only 400 tickets available.
Friday 35 €
Saturday 40 €
Weekend 60 €
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Contact

Creative Director Aki Roukala
aki@nullisthisart.fi