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Plans are deadly in Hull

Celebrating the best of British and international crime fiction with guests including Martina Cole, Mark Billingham and John Connolly, Hull Noir plays host to the prestigious Iceland Noir on their bi-annual travels from the festival’s home city of Reykjavik.

Highlighting Hull’s crime fiction heritage from Get Carter author, Ted Lewis, who studied, came of age, and used the city as a backdrop for his writing, to the current crop of crime and noir writers working in the city, the festival forges new connections and examines the themes of contemporary crime fiction.

Leading up to the festival, we’re encouraging writers and crime fans to get involved with a series of workshops and reading groups in venues across the region.

And, in partnership with Hull Independent Cinema, we’ll be presenting a short season of exceptional crime films, focusing on Ted Lewis. The gangster classic Get Carter (1971) will be screened in a mini-series with John Boorman’s influential Point Blank (1967), based on Donald Westlake’s hardboiled thriller, The Hunter; and Shane Meadows’ uncompromising small town revenge story, Dead Man’s Shoes (2004).

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