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December 14, 2016

AIEP/IACW Unna 2016

by Bob Cornwell

Picture this: we are in Schwerte in Germany’s Ruhr valley, it’s Saturday night and 300 boisterous crime fiction fans are packed into one half of a refurbished industrial building (the other half is a restaurant). It’s AIEP's International Kriminacht, a big-ticket event (€25 a head) put together by Jutta Motz, Swiss crime writer and AIEP member.

October 17, 2014

From papyrus to pixels (The Economist)

by José Latour

To all Members: Some of you may not know that the October 11th-17th issue of The Economist has an interesting essay titled From papyrus to pixels that I found extremely informative for authors.

September 20, 2014

About Jerry

by Chris Rippen

Being out of reach and off line for some time, I was taken and moved by the sentence in Charles’ AIEP Bucharest minutes regarding the death of our former president Jeremiah Healy.

September 17, 2014

Minutes of AIEP/IACW 2014 Meeting Romania

by Jim Madison Davis

Minutes of the AIEP/IACW 2014 annual meeting Bucharest / Rasnov (Romania) August 19-20-21

September 17, 2014

25 Books That Inspired the World

by Jim Madison Davis

In conjunction with the November 2014 cover feature of World Literature Today - which will focus on central European literature since the fall of the Berlin Wall - the editors of WLT invited 25 writers to nominate one book that most influenced their own writing or ways of seeing the world - from anywhere in the world - and to add a brief statement explaining their choice. Now, it’s your turn to help choose the best of the best. Read through the longlist, then during the readers’ poll.

March 3, 2014

AIEP on the Isis: Our Meeting in Oxford

by Jim Madison Davis

AIEP enjoys one of its best conferences ever, meeting at St. Hilda's College in Oxford.

May 8, 2011

Lawrence Block Announces New Scudder Novel

by Jim Madison Davis

It hasn't been my habit to use this forum for publication announcements, but I've got a new book coming out May 12 and I find I want to tell y'all about it. The title is A DROP OF THE HARD STUFF, the publisher is Mulholland Books, Little Brown's brand new imprint, and it's my seventeenth book about Matthew Scudder.

May 30, 2010

Where East Met West: AIEP in Berlin

by Jim Madison Davis

For anyone raised during the Cold War, the city of Berlin is a legendary place made even more legendary by the novels it inspired. The Spy Who Came in From the Cold, Funeral in Berlin, The Good German, and so many others have turned imaginary Berlin into as significant a place in crime writing as Chandlerian Los Angeles.

June 13, 2010

Getting to Know Oklahoma

by Jim Madison Davis

June 4 was one of the hottest days on record in Oklahoma City and Norman. Despite that, for most of AIEP's meetings in the Gaylord College of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Oklahoma, the delegates were crossing their arms against the cold. One thing for sure, the air conditioning in the new Gaylord College is incredibly efficient.



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  • Charles den Tex (Australië, 1952) studeerde fotografie en film in Londen, doceerde Engels in Parijs,…
  • In 1988 publiceerde Chris Rippen (Haarlem, 1940) zijn eersteling Sporen en maakte als auteur van…
  • Prof. Jim Madison Davis is the author of several crime novels and several nonfiction books,…
  • José Latour was born in Havana, Cuba, on April 24, 1940. He started reading at…
  • Jutta Motz wurde in Halle an der Saale geboren und ging in Frankfurt am Main…
  • Kriminalromansekundärliteraturexperte mit einer Vorliebe für lange Wörter, die es nur im Deutschen gibt. Hat Österreichs…
  • Sandra Balzo turned to mystery writing after twenty years in corporate public relations, event management…
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