»In literature, too, many Northern writers are touched by the same intangible geist, the echoes of post-industrialisation, the employment vacuum left by heavy industry, and the ever-present – if sometimes unspoken – dislike of anyone London-based.«
Welcome to the north: AK Nawaz about Scottish crime fiction – aka Tartan Noir – and Scandic detective stories. His essay at The Guardian.
Best Books of 2013: Crime Fiction: Ali Karim, Jim Napier, J. Kingston Pierce, Mike Ripley and Kevin Burton Smith picked the best crime fiction and thriller books of 2013. More at the January Magazine.