Your heart is beating, your palms are sweaty. You hear a creak in the floorboards, the eerie howl of a lone dog. You shiver, you sweat. But mostly, you keep turning the pages, reading as fast as you can, while contemplating with dread the ever-approaching end. You are in the throes of perdition, in thrall to a dangerously addictive and singularly powerful genre: Noir. It comes in many shades – Nordic, neo, Tartan – but it reigns supreme. To celebrate the renaissance of the genre and help you discover its French masters, we are happy to launch our new series of literary talks, ‘Noir Is the Colour’, featuring the best French authors of crime-fiction and noir-writing in conversation with their counterparts from the UK and Europe.
All talks: £10, conc. £8, students £5 | in English
All events followed by a book sale and a book signing