Saturday, May 16, 2015

Maj Sjöwall at Crimefest 2015

Five years ago I was stunned by the number of crime-fiction trails Maj Sjöwall and Per Wahlöö blazed in Roseanna (1965), the first of their ten Martin Beck novels. This afternoon I heard Maj Sjöwall talk about those books at Crimefest Bristol, and I have to tell you it was a thrill to hear surprising answers to crime-fiction questions, surprisingly matter-of-fact, in some cases, from someone who had done so much to create and popularize crime fiction conventions readers take for granted today.

I shall go into some detail about these later. In the meantime, here's what the event looked like (all photos by your humble blogkeeper).

© Peter Rozovsky 2015

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Blogger seana graham said...

How wonderful that you got a chance to see Maj Sjöwall. I will read your reports with much interest.

May 17, 2015  
Blogger Peter Rozovsky said...

Thanks. Her appearance here was a real treat.

May 17, 2015  
OpenID said...

I'm also looking forward to your posts about her appearance. Sounds like something that would have been worth a trip to Bristol, even all the way from California.

May 17, 2015  
Blogger Peter Rozovsky said...

James: Hearing her would indeed have been worth the trip. Among other things, listening to Maj Sjowall speak would be salubrious medicine for anyone from America afraid of anything that smacks of politics, especially that of the leftish kind.

May 18, 2015  

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