CULTURE

Crime fiction brings Europeans together

Crime fiction is thriving in Europe. Alongside the English and French language traditions, new voices are emerging in Finland, Estonia, Turkey and Greece. The Mediterranean crime novel is doing well in Spain, France, Italy and Greece, where Petros Markaris is the best-known practitioner. Society, geopolitics, corruption, the single market and population movements are all subjects for crime fiction. Recently at the Thessaloniki Book Fair and in Athens at an event at the French Institute, foreign and Greek crime writers were invited to sit down together to exchange their views. Two of the writers in Athens, Esmahan Aykol from Turkey and France’s Thierry Jonquet, spoke to Kathimerini about their points of view.