Mark Billingham and Chris Brookmyre, the UK’s leading crime and thriller writers, sit down with Joy Fielding to discuss the art of their trade. Join them as they present their murderous and evil recipes for writing a successful story: suspense, fear, plot twists and turns. Hosted by Canisia Lubrin.
This event has a Door Prize. You have a chance to win a library valued up to $500, courtesy of Hachette Book Group Canada.
Mark Billingham has twice won the Theakston's Old Peculier Award for Crime Novel of the Year, and has also won a Sherlock Award for the Best Detective created by a British writer. Each of his novels featuring Detective Inspector Tom Thorne has been a Sunday Times bestseller. Sleepyhead and Scaredy Cat were made into a hit TV series on Sky 1 starring David Morrissey as Thorne, and a new series based on the novels In the Dark and Time of Death will be broadcast on BBC1 in 2017. Mark lives in north London with his wife and two children.
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.
Joy Fielding is the New York Times bestselling author of Someone Is Watching, Charley's Web, Heartstopper, Mad River Road, See Jane Run and other acclaimed novels. She divides her time between Toronto and Palm Beach, Florida.
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been published and anthologized widely, appearing in PRISM International, Brick, Vallum, Best Canadian Poetry 2018, The Unpublished City anthology, The Globe and Mail, and elsewhere.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.