The Xàbia Negra Festival will celebrate its fifth edition from November 4 to 6 with an extensive program of activities focused on crime novels. Meeting with writers, talks, cinema and the Criminala award are some of the outstanding acts of this festival.
The writer, Alicia Jiménez Bartlett, will receive the La Criminala award on Sunday, November 6, for her extensive literary career. The creator of Petra Delicado has published 24 novels, in addition to 2 essays, and she has received a dozen literary awards, including the 2015 Planeta Award for Naked Men. The president is her latest novel, published this year, which plunges into the sewers of Valencian political corruption through a character who has great parallels with Rita Barberá, former mayor of Valencia who died under strange circumstances in 2016.
Xàbia, true crime territory
In addition to the well-known murder of La Criminala, which gives its name to the prize of this festival, there are other more recent crimes that have also occurred in Xàbia in recent years, and even in this century. Teresa Domínguez, head of events for the Levante-EMV newspaper, will tell three crimes that occurred in the municipality of Xàbia. An unbeatable opportunity to learn about the most recent black chronicle of the town.
On the other hand, and among the scheduled activities is the 'Writers with four hands' event, where
there will be the opportunity to learn about the work of two pairs of writers who have been able to produce several novels with two hands. They are Vicente Garrido and Nieves Abarca.
But during the three days there will also be a battle of writers, book clubs, noir monologue, live music and express short films. You can check the complete schedule at this link.