Friday, October 30, 2015 - 7:30 PM
Author appearance, Reading: IFOA

Brigantine Room

235 Queens Quay W, Toronto
Toronto M5J 2G8
Cost: $18/$15 supporters/FREE students & youth 25 and under

A group of horror, thriller and mystery writers share from their latest works. Don’t miss Edgar Cantero, Nick Cutter, James Grainger, Alexandra Grigorescu, Hannah Kent, Matt Lennox and Robert J. Wiersema in this delightful pre-Halloween treat. Brian Francis acts as MC.


  • Edgar Cantero

    Edgar Cantero is a writer and cartoonist from Barcelona. In 2007 he joined the often-trialed satirical magazine El Jueves and published his debut novel, Dormir amb Winona Ryder (Sleeping with Winona Ryder). It was followed by the punk dystopian thriller Vallvi in 2011. His material ranges from short stories to scripts in Catalan, Spanish or English. It often features girls kissing, stuff exploding and ill-timed jokes. Cantero presents his first novel in English, The Supernatural Enhancements, a dazzling and original supernatural adventure featuring classic horror elements with a Neil Gaiman-ish twist.  Supported by Acción Cultural Española (AC/E)

  • Nick Cutter

    Nick Cutter is the nationally bestselling author of The Troop and a pseudonym for author Craig Davidson, an acclaimed writer of novels and short stories. He lives in Toronto. Cutter presents The Deep, a terrifying new novel about a strange plague called the ‘Gets that is decimating humanity on a global scale.

  • 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 MailElle CanadaMen’s FashionSharp and Rue Morgue. He presents his first novel, Harmless. Set over the course of a single day and night, it is a tense, provocative and psychologically astute tale about a weekend reunion of old friends that takes a terrifying turn. The film rights to Harmless were recently acquired by award-winning Canadian director Atom Egoyan.

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    Alexandra Grigorescu

    Alexandra Grigorescu's first novel Cauchemar (ECW Press, 2015) was selected as the Editors' Canadian Spotlight for March 2015 and nominated for a 2016 Sunburst Award. She holds an MA in Creative Writing from U of T and lives in Toronto.

  • Hannah Kent

    Hannah Kent was born in Adelaide in 1985. She is the co-founder and deputy editor of Australian literary journal Kill Your Darlings and is completing her PhD at Flinders University. In 2011 she won the inaugural Writing Australia Unpublished Manuscript Award. Kent presents her gorgeously written first novel, Burial Rites. Inspired by a true story, it recounts the final days of a young woman accused of murder in Iceland in 1829.

  • Robert J. Wiersema

    Robert J. Wiersema is a writer of fiction and non-fiction and a reviewer who contributes regularly to several national newspapers. He is the bestselling author of two novels, Before I Wake and Bedtime Story, and a non-fiction book about Bruce Springsteen, Walk Like a Man. He lives in Victoria, British Columbia. Wiersema presents his latest, Black Feathers, a gripping, genre-bending novel about a 16-year-old runaway living alone on the streets of Victoria when the city is rocked by the news that a number of young prostitutes have been murdered.