Chillingly Heart-Warming: Chris Brookmyre & Antti Tuomainen

Chris Brookmyre, Antti Tuomainen and Lisa de Nikolits

Chillingly Heart-Warming: Chris Brookmyre & Antti Tuomainen

Chris Brookmyre, Antti Tuomainen and Lisa de Nikolits

4:30pm

Saturday, June 4, 2022

Who says crime novels need to be serious? Scottish author Chris Brookmyre and Finnish author Antti Tuomainen have each infused humour and warm characters in their latest thriller novels. Brookmyre’s The Cut pairs two unlikely sleuths on a journey across Europe, while Tuomainen’s The Rabbit Factor sees an insurance actuary inherit an adventure park with a mountain of troubles. Hear the authors discuss how they turn the thriller genre on its head and why they mix fun into the chaos of crime.

Interviewer: Lisa de Nikolits

Ticket Info:
Date & Time: June 4 at 4:30pm ET
Where: Lakeside Terrace at Harbourfront Centre
Duration: 60 minutes
Ticket prices: $16.50 – Regular; $12.50 – Youth; or Get the All-Access Pass
*This event will be followed by a book signing

This event is generously supported by FILI – Finnish Literature Exchange, Scottish Books International , as well as Nordic Bridges and Harbourfront Centre.

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Conversation

Who says crime novels need to be serious? Scottish author Chris Brookmyre and Finnish author Antti Tuomainen have each infused humour and warm characters in their latest thriller novels. Brookmyre’s The Cut pairs two unlikely sleuths on a journey across Europe, while Tuomainen’s The Rabbit Factor sees an insurance actuary inherit an adventure park with a mountain of troubles. Hear the authors discuss how they turn the thriller genre on its head and why they mix fun into the chaos of crime.

Interviewer: Lisa de Nikolits

Ticket Info:
Date & Time: June 4 at 4:30pm ET
Where: Lakeside Terrace at Harbourfront Centre
Duration: 60 minutes
Ticket prices: $16.50 – Regular; $12.50 – Youth; or Get the All-Access Pass
*This event will be followed by a book signing

This event is generously supported by FILI – Finnish Literature Exchange, Scottish Books International , as well as Nordic Bridges and Harbourfront Centre.

FILI - Finnish Literature ExchangeScottish Books International   Nordic Bridges Logo Harbourfront centre logo

Conversation

Featured Authors

It has been 25 years since Chris Brookmyre’s first book was published. Since then, he has established himself as one of the most popular crime writers in Scotland. His enthusiasm for hurling himself into extra-curricular activities, such as the Scotland vs England Writers football, the Caledonian Challenge, Channel 5 Egg Heads, the Fun Lovin’ Crime Writers and BBC Question Time, means he has more to talk about than most. At Bloody Scotland last year, he earned bragging rights when Stephen King opened his event by holding up a copy of Brookmyre’s book, Want You Gone declaring it ‘fantastic’. A TV adaptation of The Cut is in development, and Chris and his wife Marisa are currently writing the scripts.

Read more about Chris Brookmyre

Antti Tuomainen is a multi-award-winning author from Finland. He was one of the first to challenge the Scandinavian crime-genre formula, and his poignant, dark and hilarious The Man Who Died became an international bestseller and a TV series, shortlisting for the Petrona and Last Laugh Awards. Palm Beach, Finland was an immense success, with The Times calling Tuomainen ‘the funniest writer in Europe’, and Little Siberia was shortlisted for the Capital Crime Readers Awards and the CWA International Dagger, won the Petrona Award for Best Scandinavian Crime Novel, and will be coming to Netflix in 2025. The Rabbit Factor Trilogy is in production for an Amazon series, starring Steve Carell.

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Originally from South Africa, Lisa de Nikolits is an award-winning author who has been hailed as “the Queen of Canadian speculative fiction” (All Lit Up) and her short fiction and poetry have been published in various international anthologies and journals including the Crime Writers of Canada’s 40th Anniversary anthology (2022). She has a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature and Philosophy, and has lived in the US, Australia and Britain. Previous works include The Hungry Mirror, West of Wawa, A Glittering Chaos, Witchdoctor’s Bones and The Rage Room. Everything You Dream is Real is forthcoming, Fall 2022. Lisa lives and writes in Toronto.

Read more about Lisa de Nikolits

4:30pm

Saturday, June 4, 2022

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