Due to the success of its past editions, the organizers have changed the venue of most of the events to accommodate bigger audiences; the 10th edition of Bcnegra [“Black Barcelona”, as the genre is called “novel·la/novela negra” in Catalan/Spanish] will take place at the Conservatori del Liceu. The event will start with the award of the revived Crims de Tinta [Ink crimes] prize. The Pepe Carvalho prize (no money) will be awarded on 5 February to Alicia Giménez Bartlett, according to Núria Escur, La Vanguardia, “currently the country’s most relevant crime author.”
The most important international authors who present their works there this time are Sue Grafton, Philip Kerr, Zygmunt Miloszewski and Anne Perry. Among the local names that have been reedited, are still working, or have been discovered recently are Carlos Pérez Merino, Belén Gopegui, Lluís Llort, Toni Hill and David Llorente.
This blog will try to present them and their works individually in case it hasn’t done so yet.
SOURCE: La Vanguardia (printed edition), Jan. 28, 2015, pp. 30-31