Thursday 24 November 2011, 17:00, LG02, 1 New Academic Building, Goldsmiths College, University of London, New Cross, London SE14 6NW
From the astonishing success of the Girl with the Dragon Tattoo books (and films, and US re-makes) and multiple Wallander TV series, to the Danish Killing and French Spiral TV series: is crime fiction the real European currency? Romanian crime fiction reveals another side: it subverted censorship.
On the panel, writers Patrick McGuinness, Christopher MacLehose, Mike Phillips, and Peter Lee-Wright (chair) will discuss, among other things, the English translations of three very different Romanian authors: George Arion, Bogdan Hrib, and Oana Stoica Mujea. The three Romanian writers will be present in the UK later on at the end of November / beginning of December for a series of book events.
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In 2011 Profusion initiates a brand new publishing venture featuring a series of Romanian crime fiction, along with a shocking true crime story. These books are different. They are thrilling, and they also illuminate the reality of a secret Romania, once behind the Iron Curtain, now a vital European partner.
Behind the tumult of the new, lies a past of intrigue, terror and pitch black comedy. The Profusion Crime Series outlines the map and blazes a trail through this hidden history.
PROFUSION CRIME SERIES, Fiction/Non-Fiction 2011
Series Editor: Mike Phillips
Attack in the Library by George Arion
Kill the General by Bogdan Hrib
Anatomical Clues by Oana Stoica-Mujea
Rîmaru – Butcher of Bucharest by Mike Phillips and Stejarel Olaru
Details on http://www.profusion.org.uk