Dublin (AP) – Women are spreading fear and panic in Ireland. You Make Money with Crime – Absolutely Legal: Mainly Green Island bestsellers are women writers who include crime novels and thrillers.
Many cases can be found in Germany. Not surprisingly – after all, people in this country are considered big crime fans.
“The Nothing Man” by Catherine Ryan Howard will be published by Roholt in Germany this summer, and Basti has published three Spanish thrillers by Joe. Sam Blake and James Joyce Award winner Liz Nugent hold talks with German publishers. The list of successful Irish crime writers is huge, led by Tana French (“The Dark Garden”) and Synod Crowley (“He Sees You”).
Oscar Wilde, James Joyce, William Butler Yeats: Until now, the most famous male writers on Emerald Island have been Sally Rooney. Where does the wave of thrillers among writers come from? In an interview with the German Press Agency, Catherine Ryan Howard says: “We know about fear. In her opinion, women experience the world differently than men. “We know fear – unfortunately – very well from our daily lives.” According to a survey by the Fundamental Rights Agency (FRA), Ireland has the second highest number of women in the European Union.
Liz Nugent (“Our Little Cruelty”) thinks women writers are the best threats. She knows that women are careful when they are alone at night and take fewer shortcuts through the park. “Men wrote about Mako heroes and women out of their throats,” she says. Valerie Bistani, director of the Irish Writers’ Center, categorizes this trend: “Women’s detective stories and thrillers have been very popular in Ireland for over a decade. Tana started the French wave and achieved international success with her first novel,” Grave Green. ” “You say dpa.
Why only now? The fact that women are more caring is not just a phenomenon of the new millennium. Liz Nugent has a statement: Ireland Until the 1990s, women in Ireland had little rights and no voice. Thanks to the screw clamp that the Catholic Church has put in the community for so long. Divorce, contraception, homosexuality, abortion – everything is illegal. In 2015 Ireland voted for equality and in 2017 for the right to abortion. “Irish women have finally found their voice,” Newgent says.
Sam Blake can only agree with that. In her books (“Dark Room”, “Keep Your Eyes on Me”) there are always strong female characters: “Ireland has a long tradition of cruelty and criminals, which goes before Bram Stoker’s Dracula”, the author. Conan Doyle, the inventor of Sherlock Holmes, is also of Irish descent and spent much of his childhood in Ireland. The fact that there are so many women thriller writers right now is tied to the technological possibilities and the new generation, Blake says. “Through hard work we create our own opportunities – we often write when we’ve stolen, we work during the day but take care of the family and run a house.”
Alex Meehan, an Irish Independent, observed the incident in 2018, and at the same time three crime novelists were nominated for a postbook award: “Crime novels are attractive to both men and women, but there are many successful women writers in Ireland. Joe Spain (“Valley of the Dead Girls”) says: “A good book is a good book, whether written by a man or a woman.” But it is often more difficult for women to publish their books. This does not seem to be the case in Ireland right now: “Women here successfully spread fear and terror,” says Spain.
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