Friday, October 30, 2015 - 7:30 PM
Reading: Festivals

Brigantine Room

235 Queens Quay W, Toronto
Toronto M5J 2G8
Cost: $18/$15 supporters/FREE students & youth 25 and under

A group of horror, thriller and mystery writers share from their latest works. Don’t miss Edgar Cantero, Nick Cutter, James Grainger, Alexandra Grigorescu, Hannah Kent, Matt Lennox and Robert J. Wiersema in this delightful pre-Halloween treat. Brian Francis acts as MC.


  • Edgar Cantero

    Edgar Cantero is a writer and cartoonist from Barcelona. In 2007 he joined the often-trialed satirical magazine El Jueves and published his debut novel, Dormir amb Winona Ryder (Sleeping with Winona Ryder). It was followed by the punk dystopian thriller Vallvi in 2011. His material ranges from short stories to scripts in Catalan, Spanish or English. It often features girls kissing, stuff exploding and ill-timed jokes. Cantero presents his first novel in English, The Supernatural Enhancements, a dazzling and original supernatural adventure featuring classic horror elements with a Neil Gaiman-ish twist.  Supported by Acción Cultural Española (AC/E)

  • Nick Cutter

    Nick Cutter (Canada) is the national bestselling author of The Troop (winner of the James Herbert Award for Horror Writing), The Deep, and The Acolyte, and is a pseudonym for the author Craig Davidson, the acclaimed literary writer of novels such as Cataract City, Rust and Bone, and The Fighter. He presents Little Heaven.

  • James Grainger

    James Grainger is the horror-books columnist for the Toronto Star and a contributing editor to Canadian Notes & Queries. His reviews and journalism have been nominated for a National Magazine Award and he is the author of The Long Slide, which won the ReLit Award for short fiction, and Harmless, a Globe and Mail and National Post best book of the year.

  • Alexandra Grigorescu

    Alexandra Grigorescu is the author of Cauchemar (ECW Press, 2015). She holds an MA in Creative Writing from the University of Toronto. She lives in Toronto and is chipping away at the next thing.

  • Hannah Kent

    Hannah Kent was born in Adelaide in 1985. She is the co-founder and deputy editor of Australian literary journal Kill Your Darlings and is completing her PhD at Flinders University. In 2011 she won the inaugural Writing Australia Unpublished Manuscript Award. Kent presents her gorgeously written first novel, Burial Rites. Inspired by a true story, it recounts the final days of a young woman accused of murder in Iceland in 1829.

  • Robert J. Wiersema

    Robert J. Wiersema is a writer of fiction and non-fiction and a reviewer who contributes regularly to several national newspapers. He is the bestselling author of two novels, Before I Wake and Bedtime Story, and a non-fiction book about Bruce Springsteen, Walk Like a Man. He lives in Victoria, British Columbia. Wiersema presents his latest, Black Feathers, a gripping, genre-bending novel about a 16-year-old runaway living alone on the streets of Victoria when the city is rocked by the news that a number of young prostitutes have been murdered.