Quais du Polar Festival

On your bookmarks, get set, sign !

Italy will be in the spotlight for this new edition of Quais du Polar. Suspense, emotion and entertainment are guaranteed. You have 3 days to stock up on new novels and enjoy some wonderful literary encounters.

Last updated date : 15/01/2019
From Friday 29 to Sunday 31 March 2019.
Lieux divers Lieux divers - 69123 Lyon
Festival International Quais du Polar 2018

At the Quais du Polar International Festival, choose the books that you dream of getting signed by your favourite authors.

It's not an easy choice though! The festival features 120 authors from all over the world, including Harlan Coben, Camilla Läckberg or Deon Meyer. The Holy Grail will therefore be the signings. They add a little something special to the novels which have kept you up all night in the past. Meet the authors and hear them ask you: "What is your name?" It's perfect! To recover from these exciting encounters and also add to your enjoyment, flit between talks, concert films, blind tests and exhibitions.

Of course, there is also the essential "Grande enquete urbaine" (Big urban investigation): a tightly-plotted Italian-style story of revenge. Your first mission will be to go to the Centre d'Histoire de la Résistance et de la Déportation (Resistance and Deportation History Centre) to get your booklet. This valuable document contains the evidence needed to solve the mystery. You will have until 7 p.m. on Saturday and 4.30 p.m. on Sunday to try to win the big prize! 

Make the most of it and check out the programme to plan your ideal days. Have fun and happy reading !!


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  • From Friday 29 to Sunday 31 March 2019.
  • Free entry.
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Lieux divers - 69123 Lyon

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