In 2021, the Festival Quais du Polar returns for a new edition!

Last updated date : 24/04/2021
From Friday 2 to Sunday 4 July 2021.
Lieux divers - 69123 Lyon

This year, the festival has a different way of life and offers a virtual edition of Quais du Polar.
See you as planned from 3 to 5 April with new content from authors, videos, lives, texts, photos, musical selections, games and many surprises.
The day-to-day programming is to be discovered online on the website of Quais du Polar.

A festival that celebrates the best of noir fiction! Not to be missed: each year the festival attracts around 70 internationally renowned authors of thrillers, detective stories and other novels that are liable to keep you up at night.

In addition to the meetings, book signing sessions and a pop-up library, it can seem as though the city has suddenly fallen into the grips of a crime frenzy, with a guided tour of Lyon's police school, exhibitions and more. For the film buffs among you, there's also a Film Noir Weekend (original language versions) at the Institut Lumière.

Throughout Lyon and beyond, activities, exhibitions and workshops on the theme of crime and the noir genre are held at museums and other cultural facilities.
Last, but definitely not least, there's the great criminal investigation that leads Sherlock Holmes wannabes across the city as they interact with actors to solve a crime. Another original way to see Lyon!

Fancy something unusual? Something thrilling? Intriguing novels and amazing encounters? Be sure not to miss the Quais du Polar!

Every year, the festival features a range of musical, cinematic and multidisciplinary projects. Invited authors include: John Grisham (USA), George Pelecanos (USA), Lisa Gardner (USA), Don Winslow (USA), Leonardo Padura (Cuba), Boris Quercia (Chili), Craig Johnson (USA), Andrée A. Michaud (Canada), Kevin Lambert (Canada), Martín Caparrós (Argentina), David Joy (USA), Horacio Castellanos Moya (Salvador), Robert Pobi (USA).
But also authors from more than fifteen different countries: Peter May (United Kingdom), Dror Mishani (Israel), Valerio Varesi (Italy), Petra Hammesfhar (Germany), Raymond Khoury (Lebanon), Julia Chapman (United Kingdom), Adrian McKinty (Ireland), Fiona Barton (United Kingdom)…


Useful tips

  • From Friday 2 to Sunday 4 July 2021.
  • Free entry.
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