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Iceland Noir

November 15 @ 8:00 am November 18 @ 5:00 pm

Iceland Noir is a literature festival celebrating darkness in all its forms, held in Reykjavík at the darkest time of year. Founded by internationally bestselling Icelandic authors Ragnar Jónasson and Yrsa Sigurðardóttir, now joined by fellow authors Óskar Guðmundsson and Eva Björg Ægisdóttir, the festival started as a celebration of Crime Fiction in 2013. In the years since then the festival has evolved and grown in scope and scale to welcome writers outside of the genre and, more recently, expanded to include film and television through screenings and panels. 

What brings everything together is the theme of darkness. . .

Living at the edge of the Arctic Circle, in a country famous for its wild weather, active volcanoes and stunning moon-like landscapes, Icelanders have developed a unique relationship with the darkness that covers the country for much of the year, and in it, found a seemingly endless capacity for creativity.

2021 was our biggest year yet and we were joined by, AJ Finn, Ian Rankin and Anthony Horowitz as well as actor Ólafur Darri Ólafsson, who curated a film club at the festival which he will continue in 2022. Previous guests of the festival have included Val McDermid, Liz Nugent, Peter James, Ann Cleaves and SJ Watson. 

Dan Brown and Louise Penny will headline our 2023 festival, with many, many more to be announced.Follow us on social media and subscribe to our newsletter to be the first to hear news and updates from the festival.

​Iceland Noir2023 will take place in Reykjavik from Wednesday 15th – Saturday 18th of November 2023 at venues in the centre of the city. Smaller fringe events will take place in the city from Monday the 13th of November.

**Information taken from the official website


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