Noir Literature Festival ’17: Private and Confidential

Dear Agent,

With one week to go for the Noir Literature Festival 2017, we want to make sure our agents are equipped with the latest intelligence we can provide.

The mission goes by the code name #NoirLitFest and is set to commence at 1700 hrs on January 27th, 2017 at Oxford Bookstore, Connaught Place, New Delhi. It will be flagged off by the Qrious Qrimes Quiz, a high-profile target. Sessions will begin on the morning of January 28th and will go on till the end of the day on 29th. The second safe house is at antiSocial, Hauz Khas Village, which will play host to the Jailbird Writing Workshop and the screening of Bonnie and Clyde on January 28th.

The festival director of the Noir Literature Festival 2017 is Namita Gokhale, and Alka Pande is the creative director. Ashwin Sanghi and Priti Paul are the festival advisors. The festival is being produced by Oxford Bookstore and Siyahi. The festival is an initiave of the Crime Writers’ Forum for South Asia (formerly, the Crime Writers’ Association of South Asia or CWASA) founded by Lady Kishwar Desai and Namita Gokhale. The first edition of the festival was in January 2015.

We leave you with all the information we have garnered.


Your favourite crime and thriller writers, film-makers, script-writers from across India and the world.


Two days of soaking in the world of crime, suspense and high thrills with sessions on plots, styles films and characters.


The forces behind this covert operation.

The Noir Literature Festival aims at celebrating and popularising the genre of crime literature in India. NLF 2017 plays host to some of the best crime writers of the country as well as noted authors from Australia, Italy and Norway. The programme for this year sought to include as many sub-genres of crime as possible, with sessions on true crime, historical crime fiction, graphic novels, legal crime, detective fiction, fantasy crime fiction, crime reportage, gender crimes, and many more such topical themes. Several sessions will be held in Hindi, as we celebrate the work of illustrious writers such as Surender Mohan Pathak and Vibhuti Narain Rai.

You are on your own from this point onwards. If you find yourself in danger, we have one very useful tip: play dead.

Over and out.

For more information, visit:


Mita Kapur, Chief Handler ( | +91 98290 13402)

Twinkle Singh, Agent in-charge ( | +91 7709558862)

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