The Re-Read: Mark Billingham on Dashiell Hammett
June 05 at 1pm
Join us as we explore influential books and writers who define a genre and have captivated readers for decades. Each session brings a contemporary writer sharing a favourite book or author, offering their insight as an author and sharing their joy as a reader. In this session, Mark Billingham, one of the UK’s most popular crime writers, explores The Maltese Falcon, the 1930 detective novel by American writer Dashiell Hammett. The hardboiled detective story has been adapted into several films, stage plays and audio dramas. Billingham will discuss Hammett’s writing style and how it influenced detective stories for years to come.
Interviewer: Steve Gravestock
Date & Time: June 5 at 1pm ET
Where: Main Loft in Harbourfront Centre’s main building
Duration: 45 minutes
Ticket prices: $16.50 – Regular; $12.50 – Youth; or Get the All-Access Pass