ive 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
Labels: Crimefest, Crimefest 2015, Maj Sjöwall