Browsing by topic: crime fiction

Is Polish Noir The Next Big Thing?

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In Poland, crime fiction is becoming ever more popular, with a surge in writers and high quality work. And the taste for Polish noir is catching on elsewhere.

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Dolores Redondo: The Rising Basque Star of Crime Fiction

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Dolores Redondo’s novel The Invisible Guardian weaves the mythologies of the Basque culture into the reality of a contemporary world, making for an unexpected international hit.

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Buzz on “Swiss Millenium” Predicts Next Global Phenomenon

Swiss author Joel Dicker, whose novel The Truth About the Harry Quebert Affair, is being marketed in the United States as the successor to Stieg Larsson.

Joel Dicker’s US-based crime novel ‘La vérité sur l’affaire Harry Quebert’ is racking up awards and is perhaps the hottest property on the international rights scene.

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Crime Fiction Academy: Where A-Listers Teach Aspiring Bestsellers

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Crime Fiction Academy founder Jonathan Santlofer on teaching writers to not just think of crime fiction as guilty pleasure, but as great literature as well.

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Would You Read Sex Advice from a Brazilian Prostitute?

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Publishers tend to gravitate toward cerebral books from countries with strong literary reputations, but there is a wealth of genre titles that have potential.

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Le Cash Cow? New Publisher Translates French Crime, Self-Help


Digital first publisher Le French Book is translating bestselling French crime and genre titles in an attempt to cash in on an underserved audience.

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Scandinavia’s Crime Lords: Stockholm’s Salomonsson Agency

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The Salomonsson Agency is credited helping turn Scandinavian crime fiction into a global phenomenon. But is it over? They say ‘nej!’

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Buenos Aires Negra Festival Celebrates Long Tradition of Crime Fiction


The Buenos Aires Negra Festival finally offered a venue to celebrate Argentina’s long, rich tradition of crime fiction, with more than 54 writers participating.

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On Translating a Superstar Rampo’s Japanese YA Crime Series

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Superstar Japanese author Edogawa Rampo classic crime novels for youths are being translated into English more than 70 years after their initial publication.

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Literary Broccoli: Why Cliches about Translations Hurt Books

Translations should not be fed to readers like "literary broccoli"

Michael Stein argues that translations shouldn’t be treated as ‘literary broccoli’ or armchair travel, and that doing so is counterproductive.

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