Crime knows no borders - or does it?
The world in the mirror of the crime novel. A controversy
Entertainment, catharsis, travel guides with \"a little atrophy\" or cynical social diagnosis: what separates global crime literature, where are it’s connections? Where does literary crime know neither language nor cultural boundaries, and where does the market or even an autocratic government dictate what is published? Are crime writers obliged to engage themselves as political chroniclers, or does the dramatic cliffhanger count alone? Why do Germans like to read regional and cookery thrillers, but dislike Russian or Latin American hardboiled-ballads without tourist folklore? The writers Jim Madison Davis (USA), Nikita Filatov (Russia) and Jens J. Kramer (Germany), moderated by EWC President Nina George, will discuss these issues.
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Jens J. Kramer
President, European Writer's Council (EWC)