Archive | May, 2012

Countdown to Solitary Confinement

When I transformed myself into a freelance writer last September, it was with the intention of having enough time to EVENTUALLY finish my first crime novel. 10-years in the making, the epic saga has been left in a dusty drawer, sadly neglected and ignored. I did make some good progress last year and managed to […] [...more]

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The Owner is about to smash a film record

By Alice Johnson Published in The National, Arts & Life, May 22, 2012 When it premieres across the world and in Dubai on Friday night, The Owner is set to break a world record for the most directors working on a single film. Created by 25 directors from more than 10 countries on five continents, […] [...more]

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Stieg Larsson’s success fuels interest in Nordic noir

By Alice Johnson Published in The National, Review, May 19, 2012 What is it that makes Nordic noir fiction so compelling to its many fans? Is it the barren landscapes, unpronounceable surnames, woolly-jumpered detectives or the serial crimes committed in ice-cold surroundings that so definitively stimulate intrigue among readers? And while the acclaimed Swedish writer […] [...more]

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