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Black & Blue: Med Noir in New York

In April, Europa Editions authors Massimo Carlotto, Carlo Lucarelli, and Alicia Giménez-Bartlett participated in the PEN World Voices festival in New York together with 160 other authors and poets from around the world. Black & Blue, the program of events featuring Carlotto, Lucarelli, and Giménez-Bartlett, was dedicated to French author Jean-Claude Izzo, founder of the Mediterranean Noir movement.

The events...

Wednesday 25 April
192 Books
The World Is a Book

Wednesday 25 April
Italian Cultural Institute of New York
Mediterranean Noir - The Italian Connection
Readings by authors Carlo Lucarelli and Massimo Carlotto followed by conversation moderated by publisher Sandro Ferri.

Thursday 26 April:.
Instituto Cervantes New York
Words Under Confinement: Prison Writing as Political Act
Participants: Breyten Breytenbach (South Africa), Massimo Carlotto (Italy), Kathleen Cleaver (U.S.), Susan Rosenberg (U.S.); moderated by Drake Stutesman (U.K.).

Thursday 26 April
McNally Robinson Bookstore
The Universal Language of Noir
Spain’s Alicia Giménez-Bartlett and Italy’s Carlo Lucarelli together with Tim McLoughlin, author, and editor of Akashic Books’ Brooklyn Noir series.

Friday 27 April: 8:00 - 9:30 p.m.
The Morgan Library & Museum
Black & Blue: A Night of Mediterranean Noir
Colin Harrison, author of Manhattan Nocturne and Bodies Electric, guided us through the mean streets of Mediterranean Noir. With authors Massimo Carlotto, Alicia Giménez-Bartlett, Carlo Lucarelli, and Yasmina Khadra.

Saturday 28 April
The Bowery Ballroom
Literary Thrillers
Participants: Alicia Giménez-Bartlett, Henry Chang, and Kenji Jasper, moderated by S.J. Rozan.

Between Events...

"The Mediterranean crime novel is the fatalistic acceptance of the drama that has haunted mankind ever since Cain killed his brother on the shores of this sea.”—Jean-Claude Izzo


To read excerpts from an online version of Europa Editions Mediterranean Noir reader, click here.

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