Chilling Family Secrets: Shari Lapena & Yrsa Sigurðardóttir

Yrsa Sigurdardóttir and Shari Lapena

Chilling Family Secrets: Shari Lapena & Yrsa Sigurðardóttir

Yrsa Sigurdardóttir and Shari Lapena

4:30pm

Saturday, June 3, 2023

If you love spine-tingling thrillers, be sure to spend time with Canadian bestselling author Shari Lapena and Icelandic novelist Yrsa Sigurðardóttir to satiate your appetite for mystery. Yrsa Sigurðardóttir, dubbed the “Queen of Icelandic Crime,” has captivated audiences with her dark and atmospheric novels. The Fallout (2019), translated by Victoria Cribb, puts Children’s House series detective Huldar and child psychologist Freyja to the test when they uncover the secrets of a murdered mother, a missing baby and a father intent on revenge. Lapena’s novels have made her a favourite of readers everywhere with her exquisite explorations of idyllic family lives rapidly turning sour with deadly consequences.

Moderator: Johanna Schneller

Event Info:
Date & Time: June 3 at 4:30pm ET
Where: Harbourfront Centre Theatre
Duration: 60 minutes
Available with a MOTIVE Day or Weekend Pass
*This event will be followed by a book signing

This event is supported by the Icelandic Literature Center.

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Conversation

If you love spine-tingling thrillers, be sure to spend time with Canadian bestselling author Shari Lapena and Icelandic novelist Yrsa Sigurðardóttir to satiate your appetite for mystery. Yrsa Sigurðardóttir, dubbed the “Queen of Icelandic Crime,” has captivated audiences with her dark and atmospheric novels. The Fallout (2019), translated by Victoria Cribb, puts Children’s House series detective Huldar and child psychologist Freyja to the test when they uncover the secrets of a murdered mother, a missing baby and a father intent on revenge. Lapena’s novels have made her a favourite of readers everywhere with her exquisite explorations of idyllic family lives rapidly turning sour with deadly consequences.

Moderator: Johanna Schneller

Event Info:
Date & Time: June 3 at 4:30pm ET
Where: Harbourfront Centre Theatre
Duration: 60 minutes
Available with a MOTIVE Day or Weekend Pass
*This event will be followed by a book signing

This event is supported by the Icelandic Literature Center.

Icelandic Literature Center Logo - White

Conversation

Featured Authors

Yrsa Sigurdardóttir is an award-winning, No. 1 best-selling Icelandic crime fiction author. Sigurdardóttir made her crime fiction debut in 2005 with Last Rituals, the first installment in the Thóra Gudmundsdóttir series. She has since gone on to write a number of acclaimed stand-alone thriller novels, and be translated into more than 30 languages. With The Legacy, the first novel in the award-winning series about child psychologist Freyja and police detective Huldar, Yrsa Sigurdardóttir has consolidated her position as one of the finest crime writers of our time, and a master storyteller at the top of her game. Yrsa Sigurdardóttir’s Festival appearance is generously supported by the Icelandic Literature Center.

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Shari Lapena is the internationally bestselling author of the thrillers The Couple Next Door, A Stranger in the House, An Unwanted Guest, Someone We Know, The End of Her, Not a Happy Family and Everyone Here Is Lying, which have all been New York Times and The Sunday Times (London) bestsellers. Her books have been sold in 40 territories around the world. She lives on a farm outside of Toronto.

Read more about Shari Lapena

4:30pm

Saturday, June 3, 2023

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The Fallout by , Not A Happy Family by , Everyone Here is Lying by ,
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