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Two psychological thriller writers come together to discuss their latest blockbuster books. Linwood Barclay’s novels have been translated to more than two dozen languages and also made for television (The Accident) and film (Never Saw it Coming). Find out what’s in store for his newest title, Elevator Pitch. Norwegian physician and author Torkil Damhaug has received the Riverton Prize for Best Crime Story, not once but twice. Don’t miss his presentation of the fourth book in his Oslo Crime Files Series, Certain Signs That You Are Dead. The conversation will be moderated by Peter Edwards. Hosted by Catherine Graham.
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Linwood Barclay, a New York Times bestselling author and with nearly twenty novels to his credit, spent three decades in newspapers before turning full time to writing thrillers. His books have been translated into more than two dozen languages, sold millions of copies and he counts Stephen King among his fans. Many of his books have been optioned for film and TV, a series has been made in France and he wrote the screenplay for the film based on his novel Never Saw it Coming.
Torkil Damhaug’s professional background is medicine. He has worked as a medical doctor, specializing in psychiatry. He also has university degrees in literature and anthropology. Since 2006, he has been a full-time writer. This autumn his tenth novel will be published. His ambition is to merge different genres into a unity. Supported by NORLA, Norwegian Literature Abroad.
Peter Edwards is the organized crime beat reporter for The Toronto Star. He is the author of 15 non-fiction books and a young adult novel. His books have been published in North America, Europe and Australia in English, French, German and Italian. He is an executive producer on the miniseries Bad Blood, now on Netflix. His book One Dead Indian: The Premier, the Police and the Ipperwash Crisis became a Gemini Award winning movie for CTV and aptn. His book Delusion (published in Europe as The Infiltrator) is on the CIA’s recommended reading list for staff and agents.
Catherine Graham is a Toronto-based writer. Her sixth poetry collection, The Celery Forest, was named a CBC Best Book of the Year and was a finalist for the Fred Cogswell Award for Excellence in Poetry. Her debut novel, Quarry, won an Independent Publisher Book Awards gold medal for fiction, “The Very Best!” Book Awards for Best Fiction and was a finalist for the Sarton Women’s Book Award for Contemporary Fiction and Fred Kerner Book Award. She teaches at the University of Toronto where she won an Excellence in Teaching Award and is a previous winner of TIFA’s PoetryNOW: Battle of the Bards.