The black novel festival BCNegra 2022, which reaches its 17th edition, has positioned itself as one of the most important events of the black 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 the success of the public in all the activities carried out. All BCNegra activities are free and you can attend talks, round tables, screenings, exhibitions, guided tours, a musical performance, a play and a poetic slam.
What will be here, tomorrow?
A hundred years ago the inhabitants of the planet were still able to imagine a future, but today what future can we imagine in a time when technological fantasies have become real? The crime novel has shown over the years that it is a very useful tool for analyzing the world in which we live. Today, when literary genres hybridize and fantasy and science fiction are present in criminal literature, we could ask the crime novel about the future. That is the leitmotif of this edition of BCNegra: the future. What will be here, tomorrow? Surely some of the authors that we will be able to listen to in the coming days will contribute reflections on this issue. The future is here. And now, what about the future?
Pepe Carvalho Award
Barcelona is on the black and criminal map of southern Europe thanks to Manuel Vázquez Montalbán and his fictional detective, Pepe Carvalho. In fact, the character contributed significantly to the revival of the genre in the continent. In memory of the teacher and his detective, every year a national or international author receives the Pepe Carvalho Prize. In this year's edition, as we have already mentioned, the prize has been awarded to the North American writer Don Winslow (New York, 1953), in his double capacity as chronicler of reality and contemporary master of the crime novel. “Winslow - as the minutes of the jury awarding the prize say - has built a monumental work to portray the world to us, either by unfolding sagas of several generations, often hard to read, essential, or with unique works that delve into reality to become a relentless literary punch".