Conferences at Home
Bloody Words 2014
Canada's annual celebration of the mystery returns to Toronto, June 6-8. The theme: historical mysteries. Vicki Delany will be the Canadian Guest of Honor and Paul Doherty will be the International Guest of Honor. Master of Ceremonies will be Melodie Campbell. IACW/NA will be awarding the Hammett Prize during the conference banquet.
This Bouchercon will be in Long Beach, California, November 13-16. Guests of Honor include J. A. Jance, Edward Marston (International Guest of Honor), Eoin Colfer (YA Guest of Honor) ; Jeffrey Deaver (Lifetime Achievement Award); Al Abramson, (Fan Guest of Honor) and Simon Wood, Toastmaster.
A literary conference held in Philadelphia, October 29-November 2, 2014, dedicated to the celebration of the Noir, past,
present and future. Also featured is the presentation of the
Jay and Deen Kogan Award. The conference, held
in the Carbaret Room of the Society Hill Playhouse, is
billed as a "great weekend of lively conversation,
wonderful company and entertaining multimedia
This combination of mystery and carnival takes place every
year in Gijon, Spain, usually in mid July. IACW/NA members who have been published in Spain (or in
Spanish translation) are always welcome. Our founding father, Paco
Ignacio Taibo II, is the organizer.
The CWC's mission is to promote Canadian crime writing and
to raise the profile of Canadian crime writers from coast
to coast. They present the Arthur Ellis awards annually
and publish an electronic and printed newsletter, Fingerprints.
Members from outside Canada are welcome.
A large organization of authors, professionals in the field,
unpublished writers, and fans. MWA presents the EdgarŽ
Awards annually at a posh banquet in New York. Their
motto: "Crime Does Not Pay -- Enough."
Detectives Beyond Borders
A Forum for International Crime Fiction. Webmaster Peter
Rozovksy says: "It's a forum about some of the best
crime writers from outside North America and about issues
relating to their work. You'll read about interesting
authors, meet people from interesting places, and find links
to some cool sites. Drop in, check out the writers, suggest
some of your own, and join the discussion.”
This one is really great for giving you all the news
you need to know without the chatter. Admirably managed
by CyberGumshoe Jiro Kirmura of Japan, who's also a member
Some Publishers, at Home and Abroad
Their motto is "reverse-gentrification of the literary world," and they are doing a fine job with both domestic and foreign works in translation. Of particular interest a series of Cuban noir novels. They also have Brooklyn Noir and Brooklyn Noir 2, with more noirs from more cities to come.
Bitter Lemon Press
They say they publish "the best literary crime in the world." This new London based independent publisher aims to bring their readers high quality literary thrillers and other contemporary fiction from abroad. Their list includes talented authors from Europe, North Africa and Latin America who, up to now, have been little known in the English speaking world.