Sunday, May 23, 2010

Crimefest pictures, plus why other festivals should get with Crimefest's program

(Contestants in Crimefest 2010's Criminal Mastermind quiz game. From left, Peter Guttridge, Ali Karim, Martin Edwards and Cara Black. In the festival's least surprising development, Edwards won again this year.)

Crimefest 2010 is done except for Monday's excursion to Hay-on-Wye. A tip of the hat to organizers Adrian Muller and Myles Allfrey for another well-organized and exceedingly convivial event, sparked this year by some creative programming that other crime festivals might do well to study.

(Ruth Dudley Edwards and Bill James)

Today's example was a hands-on translation workshop with Ros Schwartz, Dagger award-winning translator of Dominique Manotti. This joins Saturday's self-defense clinic with Zoë Sharp as a clever and worthwhile supplement to panels, signings and discussions.

I'll be back to highlight some of past four days' thought-provoking panels, including Andrew Taylor on writing about the past, Ruth Dudley Edwards on sex and food, and Chris Carter on a bold, clever and free feat of marketing and self-editing.

For now, though, I'll have an early night to recover from three days and nights of crime and carousing. Until then, enjoy the pictures.

© Peter Rozovsky 2010

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Anonymous kathy d. said...

Has anyone read anything by Dominique Manotti?

Her latest, "Affairs of State," is on my summer TBR list.

May 27, 2010  
Blogger Peter Rozovsky said...

I have read two of her novels, both superb: "Rough Trade" and "Lorraine Connection."

By coincidence, the translation workshop that I mentioned in one of my Crimefest posts was conducted by Ros Schwartz, one of Manotti's translators. The passage she had us work on was from "Rough Trade."

May 27, 2010  

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