»I especially don’t like the graphic violence against women and children, often depicted in novels such as The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo and others. I’m not sure if it’s being done just to entertain, or whether it really is necessary for the characters involved.«
Bestselling author Ann Cleeves condemns gruesome scenes and morbid tone of Scandinavian books and TV dramas. Paul Gallagher reports at The Guardian.
The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo
Writers at Theakstons Old Peculier Crime Writing Festival 2013.
Short interviews with Ruth Rendell, Steve Mosby, Mark Billingham & Martyn Waites, Stav Sherez, Michael Robotham, Alex Marwood, Lee Child, Lauren Beukes, Nicci French, Ann Cleeves, Helen Fitzgerald, Sebastian Fitzek, Louise Penny, Lyndsay Faye, Sarah Pinborugh, Simon Kernick.
Interviews by Stacy Patton.
»There was talk of making the TV adaptation in the Nordic Noir style, but Shetland isn’t at all like The Killing. It’s much quieter, less gruesome.«
Adrian Lobb in conversation with Ann Cleeves about Shetland, an TV adaptation of Red Bones, one of her crime novels. Read the interview at The Telegraph.