29, 30 juin, 1er juillet 2018 – Frontignan

“L’argent, la guerre”

Fric et fracas du monde

Oui, l’argent a bien une odeur ! Celle de la victoire pour quelques-uns, plutôt rares. Celle de la guerre pour tous les autres. La main invisible du capitalisme tient souvent un M16 mais les vrais « soldats de fortune » ne font jamais de la chair à canon. Dans les tranchées ou dans les luttes quotidiennes, on essaie de survivre. L’argent, la guerre, deux thèmes qui s’entrechoquent. Le rapport à l’un et à l’autre interroge l’humanité au plus profond, transgressant les lignes du bien et du mal. Le FIRN et ses 40 auteurs invités, une nouvelle fois, décrypteront ce moment du monde où jamais aussi peu de gens détiennent autant de richesses et où jamais autant de gens sont pris en otages dans des conflits larvés. La guerre c’est la défaite de la politique. L’argent, aussi. Au fracas du monde, en 2018, Frontignan opposera le fric-frac de cette XXIe édition du FIRN.

LES AUTEURS

Ambre • France Lilian Bathelot • France Cesare Battisti • Italie – invité permanent Gianni Biondillo • Italie Anne Bourrel • France Ivan Brun • France Daniel Casanave • France Selma Dabbagh • Grande-Bretagne Bram Dehouck • Belgique Timothée Demeillers • France Serguei Dounovetz • France Marc Fernandez • France Samuel W. Gailey • USA Christophe Gaulthier • France Guy-Philippe Goldstein • France Vladimir Hernandez • Cuba Diane Kanbalz • France Paul Kirchner • USA – Auteur de l’affiche Etienne Lecroart • France Marin Ledun • France Jérôme Leroy • France Ernesto Mallo • Argentine Dominique Manotti • France Petros Markaris • Grèce Russel McLean • Grande-Bretagne Zygmunt Miloszewski • Pologne Michel Moatti • France Marion Montaigne • France Patrick Mosconi • France Carl Nixon • Nouvelle Zélande Olivier Norek • France Frédéric Paulin • France Michel Pinçon • France Monique Pinçon-Charlot • France Eric Plamondon • Canada / Québec Jean-Bernard Pouy • France Serge Quadruppani • France Vincent Ravalec • France Anouk Ricard • France Gilles Rochier • France Jose Carlos Somoza • Cuba Bogdan Teodorescu • Roumanie David Vandermeulen • Belgique Fred Vargas • France – Marraine du festival

FIRN from 11th to 13th September, 2020

The international “Roman Noir” festival (FIRN) will not take place from June 5th to 7th, 2020 in Frontignan as initially planned, uncertainties linked to the current world health situation has led us to make this decision.

But, like all other literary events, the FIRN is part of a chain of economic productions and promotions of books and public reading.

Like many, we have chosen to promote passionate authors and passionate publishers who show the world as it is and contribute to its readability; readers, above all, to whom the festival opens doors, through meetings and workshops, on raw, harsh literature, often rebellious, always interrogating and invigorating.

And, like some, we strive to choose in advance a theme each year that determines the choices of novels and the round table subjects: “resistance (s), resilience” for this 23rd edition … a subheading that now makes the headlines, resounds like an echo and rumbles like thunder.

For all these reasons, the FIRN will now be held from 11th to 13th September, 2020, of course, if the state of emergency at that moment permits. We very much hope so. Because the social emergency does not wait. Because we will need words, verse, exchanges that continue to refuse the unacceptable and to accept only the refusal of the continuity.

Because the FIRN has planned – and will maintain an objective – to become an instutional project by setting up its pavilion within the Maurice-Clavel vocational High School, in the midst of young people having a “2nd chance” to learn the public assistance trades, from home assistance to food distribution…

Therefore Rendez-vous in September, with this years’guest of honour, the American writer Joe R.Lansdale, amidst the fifty (50)other invited authors. Until then,take good care of yourselves and the others.

FIRN from 11th to 13th September, 2020

The international “Roman Noir” festival (FIRN) will not take place from June 5th to 7th, 2020 in Frontignan as initially planned, uncertainties linked to the current world health situation has led us to make this decision.

But, like all other literary events, the FIRN is part of a chain of economic productions and promotions of books and public reading.

Like many, we have chosen to promote passionate authors and passionate publishers who show the world as it is and contribute to its readability; readers, above all, to whom the festival opens doors, through meetings and workshops, on raw, harsh literature, often rebellious, always interrogating and invigorating.

And, like some, we strive to choose in advance a theme each year that determines the choices of novels and the round table subjects: “resistance (s), resilience” for this 23rd edition … a subheading that now makes the headlines, resounds like an echo and rumbles like thunder.

For all these reasons, the FIRN will now be held from 11th to 13th September, 2020, of course, if the state of emergency at that moment permits. We very much hope so. Because the social emergency does not wait. Because we will need words, verse, exchanges that continue to refuse the unacceptable and to accept only the refusal of the continuity.

Because the FIRN has planned – and will maintain an objective – to become an instutional project by setting up its pavilion within the Maurice-Clavel vocational High School, in the midst of young people having a “2nd chance” to learn the public assistance trades, from home assistance to food distribution…

Therefore Rendez-vous in September, with this years’guest of honour, the American writer Joe R.Lansdale, amidst the fifty (50)other invited authors. Until then,take good care of yourselves and the others.