The Raymond Chandler Award goes to Harlan Coben
The award is Italy’s highest honor for lifetime achievement bestowed on a master of the literary genre of thrillers and noir novels.
The polar, a multi-form genre
In a discussion moderated by Sebastiano Triulzi, Hervé Le Corre, Jérôme Loubry, Franck Thilliez, and Jean-Paul Vormus tackled French genre fiction and French fiction tout court.
The Black Panther goes to Drunken Birds
The Canadian film Les oiseaux ivres – Drunken Birds, by Ivan Grbovic, takes home the award for Best Film, while a Special Mention goes to De uskyldige – The Innocents by Eskil Vogt. La terra dei figli – The Land of the Sons, by Claudio Cupellini, garners the Claudio Caligari Prize.
A diabolikal closing night
photo by Davide Pippo The Manetti bros. and the cast of Diabolik in Milan.
A friendship packed with stories, large and small
Joining Noir remotely from London, Adrian Wootton held a masterclass on Graham Greene and John le Carré. In the second part of the talk, he presented the book by Richard Greene (no relation): Russian Roulette: The Life and Times of Graham Greene.
A Brasher doubloon goes to Guillaume Musso
photo by Emanuele Scorcelletti The French author received the Raymond Chandler Award and presented his novel L’inconnue de la Seine, newly published in Italy by La nave di Teseo.
Noir meets up with Loriano Macchiavelli, master of the Italian giallo
The tribute to French noir continues with a four-way conversation between the director of the Polars du Sud Festival in Toulouse, Jean-Paul Vormus, and the authors Hervé Le Corre, Jérôme Loubry, and Franck Thilliez. Noir’s international film competition wraps up with Drunken Birds. The Conversations series hosts authors Loriano Macchiavelli and Mariolina Venezia.