TIFA Presents: Nordic Noir with Thomas Enger
March 25 at 7pm
International bestselling journalist-turned-author Thomas Enger presents Smoke Screen, the second instalment in the award-winning Blix and Ramm series, co-written with Jørn Lier Horst, in conversation with Canadian novelist Giles Blunt. When the mother of a missing two-year-old girl is seriously injured in a suspected terrorist attack in Oslo, crime-fighting duo Blix and Ramm join forces to investigate the case. Settle in for an evening of crime fiction entertainment with one of Norway’s most exciting crime writers.
Pre-orders of Smoke Screen are available exclusively from the University of Toronto Bookstore. Order online before March 29 to receive your copy before its official publication. If you’re new to the series, there’s still time to catch up! The first Blix and Ramm mystery, Death Deserved, is also available.
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 Agnes Ravatn on March 24 at 7pm ET
This event is supported by the Embassy of Norway.