Shetland Arts and Promote Shetland are delighted to announce that Shetland Noir, in association with Iceland Noir, will take place at Mareel from Friday 13 November until Sunday 15 November 2015.
The Crime Fiction Festival will be the first of its kind ever to be held in Shetland and the headliners will be: Denise Mina, Stuart MacBride and Alex Gray from Scotland, and Arne Dahl, Yrsa Sigurðardóttir and Hakan Nesser, representing the Nordic countries. Further writers will be announced in 2015.
Shetland Arts" Literature Development Officer, Donald Anderson said: “It's really exciting to be able to announce such a stellar line up for Shetland's first ever Crime Fiction Festival and we are grateful to Iceland Noir for the opportunity to host their festival in 2015. We are proud to be working with Iceland Noir and Promote Shetland in order to bring this brilliant festival to a Shetland audience, and we look forward to welcoming crime fiction writers and enthusiasts from all over the UK, the Nordic countries and beyond.”
Misa Hay, Brand Marketing Executive at Promote Shetland, added: