The 15th edition of the International festival Quais du Polar closed down this Sunday, March 31th after more than three days of literary event, cinematographic, cultural and playful, in more than 150 places in Lyon and its surroundings.

We have the honor to count 140 authors came from all over the world, the public was more numerous than ever to the invitations of the organisers  by crossing for the first time the 100 000 festival-goers, including 20 000 for the suspense quests in the street of Lyon. Book sales by our partners booksellers have increased sharply with more than 40 000 copies sold over the week end.

A historic success to which contributed the thematic focus on the Nordic thrillers, the presence of great global personalities as many authors of early novels, but also the confirmed reputation of the festival for its friendly and warm atmosphere, the generosity of its many volunteers, loyalty to the values of its associative model, free and attentive to the most remote audience of books, reading and culture.