Sunday, 31 January 2016

Our latest author

We are pleased to announce that the latest author in our line-up is Craig Robertson, whose debut novel, Random, was shortlisted for the CWA New Blood Dagger. Find out more about Craig in "Featured authors".

Thursday, 28 January 2016

First panel

Now that our line-up is nearly complete it is time for us to announce our panels! So, it is our pleasure to let you all know that the first panel will be Icelandic/Nordic Noir! Come and listen to the wonderful Sólveig Pálsdóttir, Lilja Sigurdardottir, Yrsa Sigurdardóttir and Antti Tuomainen! We simply can't wait!

Free guided tour

If the Lit & Phil is still a bit of a mystery to you, then you  can find out all about its past and present by signing up for a free guided tour during our Festival. Details coming soon!

Thursday, 21 January 2016

Our latest author

You didn't think that our line-up was complete, did you? Oh no it's not! :-) We are delighted to welcome the internationally bestselling writer of psychological crime fiction Sophie Hannah! Find out more about Sophie in "Featured authors".

Monday, 18 January 2016

The queen of Icelandic Noir returns

We're thrilled to announce that one of our founding authors, international award-winning crime writer Yrsa Sigurdardóttir, will return to Newcastle Noir this year. Yrsa has been extremely supportive of this and other crime fiction events that have taken place in Newcastle in recent years. Welcome home! Find out more about Yrsa in "Featured authors".

Friday, 15 January 2016

Bloody and Murderous Newcastle

We are delighted to announce "Bloody and Murderous Newcastle" as part of Newcastle Noir fringe events. This is is a free event that will take place on Monday 25 April at 6 pm. 

Newcastle is rich in history and has endured many turbulent times. Some people died an unexpected and violent death resulting in the murderers being hanged at Gallows Hole or outside the West Gate. Others escaped their fate as the murderers evaded the clutches of the law.  This talk looks at some of the terrible murders in Newcastle, both real and as imagined by local authors. An illustrated talk by Pat Lowery, Newcastle City Guide.

Pat will also be leading Murderous Newcastle walking tours during the Festival. Full details coming soon!

Thursday, 14 January 2016

World book day

Celebrate World Book Day at the Lit & Phil  on Thursday 3rd March with award-winning crime writer Mari Hannah talking about and reading from her latest stand-alone novel, The Silent Room.

Chaired by Newcastle Noir’s Jacky Collins.

This is a free event. 0191 232 0192

Wednesday, 13 January 2016

More Deadly Than The Male - 11/03

More Deadly Than The Male: A ‘Crime and Wine’ Evening with the Killer Women, in association with Newcastle Noir @ the Lit & Phil - Friday 11th March 6pm £7/£5

Most crime fiction, even the bloodiest, darkest stories, is bought and read by women. Why do women love to read – and write – crime fiction? Are men and women equally subject to violence? What does the latest research suggest about violence in the male and female brains? Where do the Killer Women find their inspiration? Expect knife-sharp debate, black humour and a unique insight into a writer’s life as Erin Kelly, MJ McGrath, Louise Millar and Kate Rhodes talk to Newcastle Noir’s Jacky Collins about their books. Ticket price includes a glass of wine and a free book!

The Killer Women are a group of female crime writers who bring innovative events, debates and writing workshops to libraries and festivals across the UK and the world:

Lit & Phil, 23 Westgate Road, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 1SE
0191 232 0192

Friday, 8 January 2016

Brit noir

We’re excited to announce that Barry Forshaw, one of the UK’s leading experts on crime fiction and film, has agreed to moderate the Brit Noir panel.

Barry is one of the UK’s leading experts on crime fiction and film. Books include Brit Noir, Nordic Noir , Sex and Film, and The Rough Guide to Crime Fiction. Other work: Death in a Cold Climate, British Gothic Cinema, Detective, Euro Noir, War of the Worlds and the Keating Award-winning British Crime Writing encyclopedia, along with a study of Italian cinema. He writes for various newspapers, broadcasts, chairs many events, and edits Crime Time (

Our latest author

Did you think that our line-up was now completed? Of course not! :-) Our latest author is AA Dhand and his Harry Virdee novels! Find out more in "Featured authors".

Thursday, 7 January 2016

Spreading the Word!

Well, the New Year has definitely got off to a fine start for Newcastle Noir 2016!

As well as being able to confirm more great authors for the line up, we’ve also had some wonderful publicity.

A huge shout out to the fabulous Mari Hannah for giving us a mention in her interview with David Whetstone for the Chronicle Live this week:

And also to the Nordic Noir blog for including us in their 'five of our favourite things which you may like to explore in the next 12 months':

Thanks a million,

Wednesday, 6 January 2016

Newcastle Noir goes to Finland again

We are delighted to welcome Antti Tuomainen, the "King of Helsinki Noir" and the award-winning author of five novels. Find out more about Antti in "Featured authors".

Tuesday, 5 January 2016

Our latest author

2016 has finally arrived and along with it the latest author in our line-up! We are delighted to welcome Alexandra Sokoloff, the Thriller Award-winning, Bram Stoker and Anthony Award-nominated author of twelve supernatural and crime thrillers. Find out more about Alexandra in "Featured authors".

Happy new year!

Newcastle Noir wishes you a wonderful 2016 full of fascinating crime fictions! :-)