Hora Cero en Phnom Penh
Every year for the past 19 years there has been a festival in North Spain to celebrate crime fiction and thrillers. Along with Henning Mankell, Donna Leon, Christopher Priest, Peter Berling, Petros Markakis and Bob Reiss, I have been invited to attend. It is also know as “Black Week” of Gijon. The ten-day festival includes, concerts, films and exhibitions as well as books. Over a million people attend the festival each year. I have been invited to talk about the Spanish edition of Zero Hour in Phnom Penh. Paidós, my Spanish publisher released Hora Cero en Phnom Penh in April.
There is “black Train” that arrives to kick off “black Week.” It takes writers and journalists from Madrid to Gijón. The festival promoters say, “It is without a doubt the only occasion in which the writers have been able to feel like heroes, received in the platforms of the station by the multitude and the municipal band.”