The black novel festival BCNegra 2019, which reaches its fourteenth edition, has positioned itself as one of the most important dates of the black crime genre in terms of the number of participating writers, the variety of content and the commitment to other cultural expressions in relation to gender and public success in all the activities developed.

Port Apache

This year's edition has as its main space the Jaume Fuster Library, but it is open to new spaces such as the Palau de la Virreina, the Antiga Fàbrica Estrella Damm, the Aribau cinemas, the Sala Apolo or the Fundació Navegació Oceànica Barcelona (FNOB). And what does the FNOB look like at BCNegra? Very easy. This year's edition is celebrated under the title of Port Apache. Port, the one of Barcelona of course but also the one of other cities (from Marseilles to Buenos Aires, from Valencia to Tangier, from London to Algiers). The port as a physical space and as a mental territory, more mentally if we talk about literature. The port, with its partner the sea, is a free territory, a place outside the world that we know, strange, different ... and above all free.

From John Ford to Jean Genet, passing through the native "quinqui" (petty thief)

Port Apache claims the cinema of John Ford and the French creation of the imaginary of Barcelona's Barrio Chino, with Jean Genet at the forefront. That is the claim of this year's BCNegra and its curator, Carlos Zanón, who will take us from the western to the Parisian Apache, passing through the filter of the indigenous "quinqui", proud, tacky and territorial. There will be literary debates, sea trips aboard the Golondrinas, theater, poems from the Spoon River cemetery, rhythm and blues, books, movies, characters and more than a hundred looks at the past, the present and the future of how to tell stories about the idea of ​​Evil. Everything, with the memory, always protective and present, of Paco Camarasa and an incredible program of invited figures: John Banville, Mariètou Mbaye Biléoma (Ken Bugul), Núria Cadenes, Mohammed Moulessehoul (Yasmina Khadra) , Nacho Carretero, Charles Cumming, David Peace, Cristina Fallarás, András Forgách, Eugenio Fuentes, Otto Penzler, Rosa Montero, Mick Herron, Toni Hill, Andreu Martin, Bernard Minier, Claudia Piñeiro, Antonio Padilla, Ferran Torrent, Joan de Sagarra and Leila Slimani among others.

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