TIFA Presents: Nordic Noir with Agnes Ravatn

Agnes Ravatn and Elisabeth de Mariaffi

TIFA Presents: Nordic Noir with Agnes Ravatn

Agnes Ravatn and Elisabeth de Mariaffi

7:00pm

Wednesday, March 24, 2021

60 mins

Norwegian author and journalist Agnes Ravatn explores her latest psychological thriller, The Seven Doors, in conversation with Canadian author Elisabeth de Mariaffi. Six years after the success of The Bird Tribunal, Ravatn’s eagerly awaited new book follows the story of Nina, a university professor, and her disturbing investigation into the disappearance of her tenant. Seven Doors is a harrowing novel of dark secrets and dangerous curiosity. Its quirky mystery and clever twists firmly establish Ravatn as a powerful new voice in Nordic Noir; a voice you won’t want to miss.

TIFA Presents: Chillingly Brilliant Nordic Noir

Uncover the secrets of Norwegian crime writing, in conversation with two of the genre’s best contemporary novelists. Agnes Ravatn and Thomas Enger will join the Toronto International Festival of Authors for two intriguing conversations about the fiercely popular genre, and what to expect from their latest books.

Dubbed “Nordic Noir” by fans outside of Scandinavia, the popular subgenre of Norwegian literature has been a growing fascination of readers around the world since the 1990s. Distinctive for its bleak landscapes, direct writing style and complex yet realistic protagonists, the genre contrasts the traditional “whodunit” murder mystery styles with chilling brilliance.

Today, Nordic Noir storytelling is well entrenched in popular culture, demonstrated by its ubiquity on bookshelves and on screens. Films and television series inspired by the genre include Shetland, The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, The Bridge and many more.

Get cosy, brew a hot drink, and join us for these must-see virtual conversations.

You might also like TIFA Presents: Nordic Noir with Thomas Enger on March 25 at 7pm ET.

 

This event is supported by the Embassy of Norway.

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Norwegian author and journalist Agnes Ravatn explores her latest psychological thriller, The Seven Doors, in conversation with Canadian author Elisabeth de Mariaffi. Six years after the success of The Bird Tribunal, Ravatn’s eagerly awaited new book follows the story of Nina, a university professor, and her disturbing investigation into the disappearance of her tenant. Seven Doors is a harrowing novel of dark secrets and dangerous curiosity. Its quirky mystery and clever twists firmly establish Ravatn as a powerful new voice in Nordic Noir; a voice you won’t want to miss.

TIFA Presents: Chillingly Brilliant Nordic Noir

Uncover the secrets of Norwegian crime writing, in conversation with two of the genre’s best contemporary novelists. Agnes Ravatn and Thomas Enger will join the Toronto International Festival of Authors for two intriguing conversations about the fiercely popular genre, and what to expect from their latest books.

Dubbed “Nordic Noir” by fans outside of Scandinavia, the popular subgenre of Norwegian literature has been a growing fascination of readers around the world since the 1990s. Distinctive for its bleak landscapes, direct writing style and complex yet realistic protagonists, the genre contrasts the traditional “whodunit” murder mystery styles with chilling brilliance.

Today, Nordic Noir storytelling is well entrenched in popular culture, demonstrated by its ubiquity on bookshelves and on screens. Films and television series inspired by the genre include Shetland, The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, The Bridge and many more.

Get cosy, brew a hot drink, and join us for these must-see virtual conversations.

You might also like TIFA Presents: Nordic Noir with Thomas Enger on March 25 at 7pm ET.

 

This event is supported by the Embassy of Norway.

Embassy of Norway Logo

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Agnes Ravatn is a Norwegian author and columnist. She made her literary début with the novel Week 53 in 2007. Since then, she has written three critically acclaimed and award-winning essay collections: Standing still (2011), Popular Reading (2011) and Operation self-discipline (2014). Her second novel, The Bird Tribunal, was an international bestseller translated into fifteen languages, winning an English PEN Award, shortlisting for the Dublin Literary Award, a WHSmith Fresh Talent pick and a BBC Book at Bedtime. It was also made into a successful play, which premiered in Oslo in 2015. Agnes lives with her family in the Norwegian countryside. Please be advised that Agnes Ravatn, originally scheduled for MOTIVE Festival, can no longer appear. We apologize for any inconvenience caused by this change.

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Elisabeth de Mariaffi is the critically acclaimed author of three books: the Scotiabank Giller Prize-nominated short story collection How to Get Along with Women (2012), the literary thriller The Devil You Know (2015), and the 1950s-era Hitchcock-style thriller, Hysteria (2018.) She holds an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Guelph, and has taught fiction at UBC, Memorial University, and through the Humber School for Writers. Her newest novel, The Retreat, is coming in July 2021.

Read more about Elisabeth de Mariaffi

7:00pm

Wednesday, March 24, 2021

60 mins

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