Three Canadian heavyweights take the stage to riff on the thrill of the thriller. Barclay’s 2018 titles include the mysterious A Noise Downstairs and Escape, his newest children’s book. A family’s dark secrets are revealed in Fielding’s latest book, The Bad Daughter. Lapena is the author of the internationally bestselling thrillers The Couple Next Door, A Stranger in the House and her latest, An Unwanted Guest.
This event will be moderated by Deborah Dundas, Toronto Star.
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Venue Note: This event has been moved from the Fleck Dance Theatre to Harbourfront Centre’s Studio Theatre.
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.
Deborah Dundas became the Books Editor at the Toronto Star after reviewing books for the paper for more than 15 years. She has worked in the media for more than 25 years – including stints as a books editor, but also in business, lifestyle, and national and city politics. She's worked at CTV and TVO, both as an editor/producer and reporting, interviewing or producing shows on emerging artists, popular writers and literary powerhouses. She's also lived and worked in Northern Ireland. She feels that the books beat is the perfect marriage of her diverse experience and interests.
Joy Fielding is the New York Times bestselling author of Someone is Watching, Charley's Web, Heartstopper, Mad River Road, See Jane Run and other acclaimed novels. She divides her time between Toronto and Palm Beach, Florida.
Shari Lapena worked as a lawyer and as an English teacher before turning to writing fiction. A Stranger in the House, and her suspense debut, The Couple Next Door, were New York Times and international bestsellers.
Rebecca Liddiard is a Toronto-based Canadian actress active in film, television and theatre. Currently starring in Frankie Drake Mysteries as Mary Shaw, she is most widely known for her lead roles as "Mary Whitney" in the CBC/Netflix series adaptation of Margaret Atwood's Alias Grace, as “Constable Adelaide Stratton” on the FOX/Global/ITV Houdini & Doyle and anticipates the release of upcoming feature film Run This Town, written and directed by Ricky Tollman. Rebecca would like you to know she is an obsessive reader and loves to pick out the newest CanLit at the library. She is very honoured to host the Toronto International Festival of Authors tonight.