Secrets of the Streets: Simone Buchholz & Scott Thornley

Simone Buchholz and Scott Thornley

Secrets of the Streets: Simone Buchholz & Scott Thornley

Simone Buchholz and Scott Thornley

4:30pm

Sunday, June 4, 2023

Don’t miss this unforgettable conversation between two talented crime writers, German author Simone Buchholz and Canadian author Scott Thornley. In The Acapulco (translated by Rachel Ward), Buchholz takes readers on a wild ride through the streets of Hamburg as public prosecutor Chastity Riley investigates a series of brutal murders that lead her down a dangerous path of corruption and betrayal. Vantage Point and Middlemen, both part of Thornley’s MacNeice Mystery series, puts a spotlight on the dangerous and shady secrets of a small town in Ontario. Hear these two authors discuss their books and what it takes to pen plot-bending twists and turns.

Moderator: Sue Carter

Event Info:
Date & Time: June 4 at 4:30pm ET
Where: Lakeside Terrace at Harbourfront Centre
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 Goethe-Institut.

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Conversation

Don’t miss this unforgettable conversation between two talented crime writers, German author Simone Buchholz and Canadian author Scott Thornley. In The Acapulco (translated by Rachel Ward), Buchholz takes readers on a wild ride through the streets of Hamburg as public prosecutor Chastity Riley investigates a series of brutal murders that lead her down a dangerous path of corruption and betrayal. Vantage Point and Middlemen, both part of Thornley’s MacNeice Mystery series, puts a spotlight on the dangerous and shady secrets of a small town in Ontario. Hear these two authors discuss their books and what it takes to pen plot-bending twists and turns.

Moderator: Sue Carter

Event Info:
Date & Time: June 4 at 4:30pm ET
Where: Lakeside Terrace at Harbourfront Centre
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 Goethe-Institut.

Goethe Institut Logo - White

Conversation

Featured Authors

Simone Buchholz was born in Hanau, and trained to be a journalist at the prestigious Henri-Nannen-School in Hamburg. In 2016, Simone Buchholz was awarded the Crime Cologne Award as well as runner-up in the German Crime Fiction Prize for Blue Night, which was number one on the KrimiZEIT Best of Crime List for months. The critically acclaimed Beton Rouge, Mexico Street, Hotel Cartagena and River Clyde all followed suit in the Chastity Riley series, with The Acapulco reloading the series. She is on the board of PEN Berlin, and is at the forefront of the lobbying movement for fair pay for authors. Simone Buchholz’s Festival appearance is generously supported by the Goethe-Institut.

Read more about Simone Buchholz

Scott Thornley grew up in Hamilton, Ontario, which inspired his fictional Dundurn. He is the author of five novels in the critically acclaimed MacNeice Mysteries series: Erasing Memory, The Ambitious City, Raw Bone, Vantage Point and Middlemen. He was appointed to the Royal Canadian Academy of the Arts in 1990. In 2018, he was named a Member of the Order of Canada. Thornley divides his time between Toronto and the southwest of France.

Read more about Scott Thornley

4:30pm

Sunday, June 4, 2023

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