What characterizes the villain? Thriller writers, Sarah Blaedel, Chris Brookmyre, Nick Cutter and Andrew Pyper, discuss their process creating their antiheroes with Andy McGuire. Hosted by Canisia Lubrin.
Sara Blaedel is the author of the #1 international bestselling series featuring Detective Louise Rick. Her books are published in thirty-seven countries. In 2014, Sara was voted Denmark's most popular novelist for the fourth time. She is also a recipient of the Golden Laurel, Denmark's most prestigious literary award. She lives in New York City. Supported by the Danish Agency for Culture and Palaces.
Chris Brookmyre was a journalist before becoming a full-time novelist with the publication of his award-winning debut Quite Ugly One Morning, which established him as one of Britain's leading crime authors. His Jack Parlabane novels have sold more than one million copies in the UK alone. He presents Want You Gone.
Nick Cutter (Canada) is the national bestselling author of The Troop (winner of the James Herbert Award for Horror Writing), The Deep, and The Acolyte, and is a pseudonym for the author Craig Davidson, the acclaimed literary writer of novels such as Cataract City, Rust and Bone, and The Fighter. He presents Little Heaven.
Canisia Lubrin is a writer, critic, educator, and editor. She holds an MFA from the University of Guelph and Hons. BA from York University. Her work has been published and anthologized widely, appearing in PRISM International, Brick, Vallum, Best Canadian Poetry 2018, The Unpublished City anthology, The Globe and Mail, and elsewhere. She is 2017-2018 Poet in Residence at Poetry in Voice and serves as advisor to Open Book Ontario. Lubrin is on the editorial board at Wolsak & Wynn/Buckrider Books, poetry editor at The Humber Literary Review. Her debut collection, Voodoo Hypothesis, named a CBC Best Poetry Book of 2017, is a finalist for the Gerald Lampert Award, the Pat Lowther Memorial Award, and the Raymond Souster Award.
Andy McGuire is the author of Country Club. Most recently he collaborated with visual artist Kim Dorland on the artist’s book Same Old Future. McGuire lives in Huron County.
Andrew Pyper is the author of eight novels, including The Only Child and The Demonologist, which won the International Thriller Writers award for Best Hardcover Novel and was selected for the Globe and Mail’s Best 100 Books of 2013 and Amazon’s 20 Best Books of 2013. Among his previous books, Lost Girls won the Arthur Ellis Award and was a New York Times Notable Book of the Year, and The Killing Circle was a New York Times Best Crime Novel of the Year. Three of Pyper’s novels, including The Demonologist and The Damned, are in active development for feature film. He lives in Toronto.