CANCELLED – An Evening of Nordic Noir
June 06 at 7:00pm
THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED: We regret to inform you that this event has been cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances. We apologize for any disappointment and inconvenience caused by this cancellation.
Distinctive for its bleak landscapes, direct writing style, and complex protagonists, Nordic Noir has captivated readers across the globe since the 1990s. Meet some of today’s best Nordic Noir authors in this engaging panel conversation. Thomas Enger, Max Seeck and Antti Tuomainen will discuss the elements that set Nordic Noir apart from other crime fiction, and how they bring such vivid characters and plot to life in their writing.
Interviewer: Aparita Bhandari
This event is presented in partnership with TO Live, the Toronto International Festival of Authors and Nordic Bridges.
Thomas Enger is a former journalist. His debut novel, Burned, became an international sensation before publication and marked the first in the bestselling Henning Juul series. He is an award-winning YA author in his native Norway, and his English thriller Inborn was adapted for the adult fiction market from Killer Instinct. Most recently, Thomas has co-written a bestselling series of thrillers with ex-police officer and author Jørn Lier Horst. Enger’s trademark is his dark, gritty voice paired with key social messages and tight plotting. Besides writing fiction, Enger also works as a music composer, and lives outside of Oslo.
Max Seeck devotes his time to writing professionally. An avid reader of Nordic noir for personal pleasure, he listens to film scores as he writes. His accolades include the Finnish Whodunit Society’s Debut Thriller of the Year Award 2016. Max Seeck has a background in sales and marketing and loves to promote his works, and is fluent in English and German.
Antti Tuomainen was an award-winning copywriter when he made his literary debut in 2007. In 2013, the Finnish press crowned Tuomainen the ‘King of Helsinki Noir’ when Dark as My Heart was published. With a piercing and evocative style, Tuomainen was one of the first to challenge the Scandinavian crime genre formula, and his poignant, dark and hilarious The Man Who Died became an international bestseller (with a TV adaptation in the works). His thriller Little Siberia won the Petrona Award for Best Scandinavian Crime Novel of the Year. In total, Tuomainen has been short- and longlisted for 12 UK awards.
Please be advised that Kurdo Baksi, originally scheduled for this event, can no longer appear. The event will proceed, with apologies for any inconvenience caused by this change.
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