SOCIETY HILL PLAYHOUSE
507 SOUTH 8TH STREET
PHILADELPHIA PA. 19147
September 29, 2014
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
NOIRCON PROGRAM SET
NOIRCON 2014 , a biennial tribute to all things noir from literature to film to art and poetry, will take place from October 30 thru November 2, 2014. This conference is produced and headquartered at Society Hill Playhouse.
Program includes panels on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, parties, movie showings, an awards banquet on the banks of the Delaware, Thursday evening at MOCA, the Philadelphia Mausoleum of Contemporary Art, and a Sunday visit to Philadelphia’s Port Richmond Books. Farley Books of New Hope will be on site at the Playhouse throughout the weekend , the official book seller for NOIRCON.
Among the featured guests are.
Fuminori Nakamura of Tokyo, Japan, who will receive the David Goodis Award for excellence in writing. Nakamura has won many prizes for his novels including Japan’s most prestigious literary award, the Akutagawa Prize . Three of his books have been translated into English, The Thief and Evil and the Mask, both published by Soho Press. Last Winter, We Parted will be published in time for NoirCon 2014. Tom Nolan, of the Wall Street Journal will do a one on one interview with this outstanding young writer on Saturday.
Bronwen Hruska, Soho Press, is being recognized as an outstanding publisher in the crime fiction with the Jay and Deen Kogan award, last given to Otto Penzler of Mysterious Books. She has led the way in translation publishing and opened many doors for women in the field.
Eddie Muller, called the CZAR of Noir, will accept the Anne Friedberg Award for contribution to Noir Education and Preservation, as well as introduce a special showing of the film, THE PROWLER, (written by Dalton Trumbo and first released in 1951) at 1PM Thursday, October 30 at The International House [Non NoirCon registrants cost $10]. A novelist from San Francisco, many of his books relate to and examine Film Noir.
Howard A. Rodman will present the Anne Friedberg Award to Eddie Muller as well as presentation on French author Jean-Patrick Manchette.
Scheduled panels include: The Black Dahlia, Jewish Noir, Existential Noir, The Politics of Noir, A Ross MacDonald Examination, Veering Off the Highway: How Springsteen’s Music Shapes Crime Fiction and Three Minutes of Terror, when every attending writer gets three minutes to share his work or ideas. Among the program participants are: Joe Samuel Starnes, William Lashner, Joan Schenkar, Dennis Tafoya, Stuart Neville, Jean Cash, Frank DeBlase, Jonathan Woods, Robert Polito, Vicki Hendricks, Steve Hodel, Carole Mallory, Steve Hodel, Sigrid Sarda, Buffy Hastings, Jeff Wong, T. Fox Dunham, Duane Swierczynski, Tom Nolan, Alan Gordon, Megan Abbott and keynote speaker, Eric Miles Williamson.
Dr. Louis Boxer and Deen Kogan, director of Society Hill Playhouse, co-chair NOIRCON 2014. For further information call 215-923-0210 or check the website: www.noircon.com