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TIFA Presents: Nordic Noir with Agnes Ravatn

March 24 at 7pm

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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.

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TIFA Presents: Nordic Noir with Agnes Ravatn

March 24 at 7pm

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