Crime Stories

January 26, 2014

Get your fix of travel and crime fiction in one hour. Today, we explore the latest in international crime fiction -- from Israel, Kenya, Denmark, Spain and more.  Crime is the one literary genre that crosses every border and every nationality.  Because yes, we're just that bloodthirsty.

  1. International Noir - Barry Forshaw

    Crime fiction is increasingly a global phenomenon.  Maybe you've heard of Nordic Noir... but how about Euro Noir?  Or African, Indian, Japanese crime fiction? 

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  2. The Killing -- Soren Sveistrup

    Why are millions of British TV viewers obsessed with the Danish TV show The Killing?  And will Americans ever get to see the original?  We catch up with the show's creator, Danish writer/director Soren Sveistrup. 

     

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  3. Reading: Kishwar Desai's "Witness the Night"

    Crime fiction from India?  Sample a bit of Kishwar Desai's award-winning novel, Witness the Night.  Read by Marika Suval.

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  4. Israeli Crime Fiction - D. A. Mishani

    In Israel, writer D.A. Mishani is breaking new ground by writing crime fiction.  Why are there so few detective novels written in Hebrew? Mishani explains.

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  5. Reading: Natsuo Kirino's "Real World"

    Natsuo Kirino is one of Japan's best known writers.  We sample an excerpt from her psychological thriller, Real World.

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  6. Catalan Crime Fiction -- Teresa Solana

    Spanish writer Teresa Solana writes biting, satirical crime stories set in her native city -- Barcelona.  In her latest, she explores the fallout from Spain's economic crisis.

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  7. Kenyan Crime Fiction - Mukoma Wa Ngugi

    Mukoma Wa Ngugi is a poet and English professor who writes crime novels set in his native Kenya.  He says the crime genre lets him write truthfully about race, class and violence in cities like Nairobi.

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