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Icelandic crime comes to Rothbury gallery ahead of Lit and Phil event

Yras Rvik who will be reading at the Icelandic Crime night at the Congregational Gallery.

Yras Rvik who will be reading at the Icelandic Crime night at the Congregational Gallery.

A special night of Icelandic crime is being held at a Rothbury venue next month.

The event at the Congregational Gallery will see three authors from the country reading extracts from their books on Friday, May 2.

And the event is a taster for the Crime Literature festival at Newcastle’s Lit and Phil the same weekend.

Yrasa Sigurðardóttir, Ragnar Jonasson and Quentin Bates will be reading in Icelandic and English.

The evening will be hosted by Dr Jackie Collins of Northumbria University, an expert in the field, and the Watchorns will play accompanying Icelandic and Scandinavian music.

Ragnar Jonasson, a lawyer by profession, is an Icelandic writer of the Dark Iceland crime series set in Northern

Iceland, currently being developed as a TV series.

Yrsa (pictured) is the best-selling and award-winning Icelandic crime author of the Thóra Guðmundsdóttir series, which has been translated into dozens of languages.

And Quentin Bates, former trawlerman and journalist, is writing a series of crime novels set in present-day Iceland. Cold Steal will be published this month.

The event starts at 7pm and entertainment will also be provided.

Tickets are £8 and can be bought from the Congregational Gallery on 01669 621900 or email info@the congregational.co.uk

 

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