The biggest crime literary festival in Austria will return to Tirol for the third running of the “Krimifest Tirol” Festival in October 2019. A host of about 40 crime writers will give readings and workshops throughout Tirol.
With events all over the country, the Tirol Crime Writing Festival gives all participants the opportunity to celebrate the noir genre in a friendly, informal and inclusive atmosphere. Appearing at the festival will be about 40 popular crime and thriller writers from German-speaking countries and Scandinavia, including Charlotte Link und Arne Dahl. Tirol-born crime author Bernhard Aichner is one of the key individuals involved in organizing the Tirol Crime Writing Festival. He will present a number of readings.
In addition to the classic readings, there will be morning performances, music events, a crime writing workshop and a crime festival dinner. The Austrian Crime Book of the Year Prize, sponsored by the Swarovski Crystal Worlds, and the Raiffeisen Youth Crime Book Prize will be awarded during the festival. This year’s Crime Literature Festival scholarship was granted to Swiss author Christine Brand.