‘It’s great to see a book festival like this thriving and flourishing in Aberdeen.Stuart MacBride, Granite Noir Festival Ambassador
Welcome to Granite Noir, Aberdeen’s crime writing festival. Created in 2017, Granite Noir delivers a rich programme of author conversations, family events, workshops, late night noir, exhibitions and much more. Events take place across Aberdeen over the last weekend in February, transforming the city into a hub for crime fiction lovers of all ages.
Rooted in the real and imagined ‘North’, Granite Noir explores the enduring appeal of stories and characters that plunge us into the heart of darkness – where morality is ambiguous, motives complicated and even heroes harbour devastating secrets. Through the festival’s programme and commissioned new work, we ask what makes noir so compelling and draw inspiration from the dark side of the Silver City’s rich history.
2019’s programme promises to push the boundaries of Noir further than ever before. Join us as we delve into conversations uncovering the lure of Northern settings, character building and trust. We’ll bring you more psychological insights, more writing about far-flung places, more special events, more music, more theatre and more ways to uncover, explore and enjoy crime fiction and the incredible authors – local, national and international – who create it.
Granite Noir is produced by Aberdeen Performing Arts in partnership with Aberdeen City Libraries, Aberdeen City and Aberdeenshire Archives and the Belmont Filmhouse.
Through this partnership Granite Noir places itself firmly on the map of a creative Scotland and continually grows its role in contributing to the cultural vision for Aberdeen.
Discover the full programme below and click here for information on how to book.
Granite Noir TV
Experience the festival through our very own Granite Noir TV. Enjoy a host of free content including author interviews alongside pay per view access to the festival’s headline events and curated author conversations.
Granite Noir is produced by Aberdeen Performing Arts in partnership with Aberdeen City Libraries, Aberdeen City and Aberdeenshire Archives and The Belmont Filmhouse.