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.

Events James Grainger was involved in

  • Vice: The Art of Crime Writing

    Sunday, October 23, 2016 - 1:30 PM

    Lotte Hammer, Alexander Maksik, Peter Robinson, and Ben Sanders will share their insights about the art of crime writing and what makes a crime story effective.


  • Ways of Enduring

    Saturday, October 22, 2016 - 3:00 PM

    A round table featuring Sharon Butala, Alexander Maksik and Charlotte Wood.


  • Blurred Lines

    Sunday, November 1, 2015 - 1:00 PM

    Edgar Cantero, Alexandra Grigorescu, Andrew Pyper and Robert J. Wiersema discuss their latest works.


  • Scream

    Friday, October 30, 2015 - 7:30 PM

    A group of horror, thriller and mystery writers share from their latest works.


  • IFOA at The EX: Writing Mystery

    Tuesday, August 25, 2015 - 7:00 PM

    IFOA returns to the CNE for an exciting panel with mystery authors Giles Blunt, James Grainger and Matt Lennox.