Saturday, October 21, 2017 - 6:00 PM
Reading/ Interview: Festival

Brigantine Room, Harbourfront Centre

235 Queens Quay West
Toronto M5J 2G8
Cost: $18/$15 for IFOA Supporters, Free for students and youth

Detective Louise Rick meets Inspector Alan Banks. The New York Times editor, Dan Wakin, interviews crime writers Sara Blaedel and Peter Robinson. Hosted by James Grainger.

The New York Times subscribers get a 50% discount to this event with promo code!

Presented in partnership with the New York Times.






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    Sara Blaedel

    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.

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    James Grainger

    James Grainger’s debut collection of stories, The Long Slide, was the winner of the ReLit Award for Short Fiction. His reviews and articles have appeared in the Toronto Star, Quill & Quire, The Globe and Mail, Elle Canada, Men’s Fashion, Sharp and Rue Morgue. His debut novel, Harmless, was a Canadian bestseller and a 2015 Book of the Year in the Globe and Mail and National Post.

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    Peter Robinson

    Peter Robinson grew up in the United Kingdom, and now divides his time between Toronto and Richmond, Yorkshire. Sleeping in the Ground is the twenty-fourth book in the bestselling Inspector Banks series and it won the Arthur Ellis Award for Best novel. He has also written two collections of short stories and three stand-alone novels, the most recent of which is #1 bestseller Before the Poison, winner of the Arthur Ellis Award in Canada, Sweden’s Golden Crowbar Award, and the 2013 Dilys Award given by the Independent Mystery Booksellers Association. The year 2017 marks the 30th anniversary of the Inspector Banks series. Several Inspector Banks novels have been adapted for television and have appeared on PBS.

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    Dan Wakin

    Dan Wakin is the deputy editorial director of NYT Global, a team established to increase the international audience of The New York Times. Previously, he was a deputy editor in the culture department. As a reporter for The Times, his beats included religion, classical music and dance, and night rewrite. He has covered stories in the Middle East and Europe, including the election of two popes, and served as a correspondent for The Associated Press in Rome, Johannesburg and Newark. He is the author of "The Man With the Sawed-Off Leg and Other Tales of a New York City Block" (Arcade), to be published in January.