I’ll be in Inverness talking at the Highland Literary Salon on May 20, 2014. Quite a list of speakers up there next year as you can see here.
I’ll be running a workshop on the mechanics of the novel at 6.00, followed by a talk on location, based around the new series set in Amsterdam, at 7.30. Always a pleasure to be back in Inverness!
A reminder to fans of The Killing: I’ll be in Swansea on November 1st with Emma Kennedy talking all things Lund. Emma will be chatting about The Killing Handbook. I’ll be talking about the adaptations. More info here…
I’ll be in Morges on the banks of Lake Geneva this weekend for the busy Swiss book festivals Le Livres sur les quais.
You’ll find me in the book tent alongside a vast array of authors from all over the world on Saturday and Sunday. On Sunday at 4.30 pm I’ll be discussing book adaptations from screen to page with Denise Mina in the Caves de Couvaloup with Helen Stubbs.
Here’s an extra event for this weekend’s exciting Nordicana festival in London. After my presentation on dissecting the narrative of The Killing I’ll be sitting down to talk the drama through with one of its key participants throughout the whole 20 episodes — Marie Askehave who played Rie Skovgaard, girlfriend to the wily politician Troels Hartmann.
This will be at 1.15 pm on Saturday, which means rescheduling my original talk to 12.15. More details and booking at the Nordicana website.
Marie is an incredibly talented and busy actress in Denmark, as well as being a busy jazz singer. And she witnessed the Sarah Lund phenomenon from beginning to end when it was being put together by DR2. So we’ll have lots to talk about — and we’ll take questions at the end.
Oh… and let’s not forget the relationship with the slippery Troels was not as happy as the top picture would have you believe. In the end it was a lot more like this…
I should add that Marie and Lars Mikkelsen, who played Troels, will be reunited when they appear (as different characters naturally) in Borgen 3 too.