NLE 2011: A New Wave of Crime Novels to Hit New York City!

November 16, 2011 | By French Culture
Film still, Conscience (Svedomi) Dir. Jiří Krejčík

Europe is in the midst of a crime wave—a surge of creative and innovative detective fiction that pays its respects to the traditions of noir while incorporating the psychological novel, the political thriller, and the border-crossings that reflect the increasingly globalized culture of the EU.

The eight annual New Literature From Europe Festival, organized by eight European Cultural Institutes, opens this evening at the Cezch Center in New York City. The kick off event will feature writers Caryl Férey, Zygmunt Miloszewski, Ana Maria Sandu, Stefan Slupetzky, José Carlos Somoza, and Jan Costin Wagner. The authors will share selections from their novels, followed by a reception.

This year’s festival explores the serie noire aesthetic and will present, in addition to the habitual literary events, a film series at the Museum of Moving Image in New York.

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