Main Stage

  • Main stage

  • For the second year running, the Paris Book Fair is organising a special space devoted to crime fiction in all its forms. An opportunity to meet all the major names in the genre and some new writers, and hear them speak about how they see the world today and how they imagine tomorrow, through a series of very special, thought-provoking exchanges.

    • Fact or fiction Some of the best books published over recent years have been based on true stories which authors investigated along the lines of the crime fiction format. This event looks back at some of these exceptional investigations where real life is stranger than fiction.

    • Grey Areas Looking at crimes and affairs that have raised ethical questions, writers, journalists, lawyers and philosophers examine the relationship between law and morals. This addresses normality and its limits, from classics such as Crime and Punishment, to more contemporary cases.

    • Mutual Influences A series of dialogues assessing the relationship between police fiction and the small and big screen, music, the visual arts, etc.. How crime fiction and its authors break into these fields and how these artists adopt the codes of noir fiction.

    • The major trends in crime fiction today will be explored in Crime Fiction News, along with all the latest news from the genre;

    • Crime Time From reconstructing a crime scene to readings in the dark via a true-or-false question session with “the killer still on the loose”, a series of encounters where crime fiction is graphically brought to life.

    • Other Language Literature Corruption, violence, bioethics… in the original language, international authors discuss a common topic to see how it is perceived and handled, according to where in the world the writer is based.

    • With historical crime fiction, spy novels, geopolitical thrillers, Geopolitics of the Crime offers a series of meetings to decipher the world of yesterday and today and understand the jolts.

    • Word Tournament In partnership with Le Livre de Poche, students fight it out in reading and writing “battles” around a major crime fiction literary work.

    • Abyss An hour when high school students interview crime fiction authors to get to the heart of their writing and the motivations and inspirations during their literary career.

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