conferences

Friday 31 March

Hôtel de Ville – Grand Salon – Lyon 1

4 PM / WOMEN: VICTIMS OR EXECUTIONERS: WHAT DO FEMALE CHARACTERS TELL US?

Without closing doors or even thinking in terms of category, Quais du Polar decided to highlight the treatment of female characters in all roles that they can adopt in novels, which definitely brings them in the forefront of the scene this season.

With: Harold Cobert (France) – Clare Mackintosh (England) – Andrée A. Michaud (Canada) – Jenny Rogneby (Sweden) – Dominique Sylvain (France).

Presented by Philippe Manche

Partnership: CNL.

Palais de Justice de Lyon – Lyon 3

4 PM / THE JUDGE, THE MURDERED REPUBLIC

The murder of Judge François Renaud in Lyon in 1975 remains unclear to date. Meeting with magistrates and Olivier Berlion, author of a fresco in comic strip devoted to this affair of State. The meeting will be followed by a presentation of the initial training of judges at the National School of Magistrates and in particular of the examining magistrates.

With: Olivier Berlion (author) – Luc Fontaine (President of the Examining Division of the Court of Appeal of Lyon) – Draguicha Rakic (Vice-President in charge of investigation at the Tribunal de Grande Instance in Lyon) and Nicolas Chareyre (Regional Training Coordinator).

Presented by Richard Schittly

Hôtel de Ville – Salon des Anciennes Archives – Lyon 1

5 PM / NOIR SUITS THEM SO WELL: THREE AUTHORS ON THE EDGE OF CRIME FICTION

Each year, Quais du Polar welcomes renowned authors that do not belong to the crime fiction genre, but certainly do know how to flirt with it. Encounter around literature and the (ir) relevance of categories.

With: Marcus Malte (France) – Ron Rash (United-States of America) – Tanguy Viel (France).

Presented by Christine Ferniot

Hôtel de Ville – Grand Salon – Lyon 1

5.30 PM / TRANSEUROP’EXPRESS

« Europe from East to West »: it is the theme of the year. A literary tour as well as geopolitical and criminal, to go beyond the Atlas, just like our festival loves to do year after year.

With: Victor Del Arbol (Spain) – Arnaldur Indridason (Iceland) – Andriy Kokotukha (Ukraine) – Zygmunt Miloszewski (Poland) – Olivier Truc (France).

Presented by Hubert Artus

Palais de la Bourse – Salle Tony Garnier – Lyon 2

5.30 PM / AN HOUR With MEGAN ABBOTT / FEMME FATALE

Prolific and remarkable writer, Megan Abbott is also a specialist of noir films and gender issues. Discussions around true crimes, Hollywood’s dark side and gender stereotypes in literature and US cinema.

Presented by Pascale Frey