Nick Cutter is one of the pen names that acclaimed author Craig Davidson has published both novels and short stories under. His novel Cataract City was shortlisted for the Scotiabank Giller Prize. Under the name Nick Cutter, Davidson presents The Troop, the story of a group of boys who set out into the Canadian wilderness on a three-day camping trip that quickly takes a terrifying turn.
Charles Foran is an award-winning journalist and the author of 10 books, including four previous novels. His biography Mordecai: The Life and Times won the RBC Taylor Prize, the Governor General’s Award, the Hilary Weston Writers’ Trust Prize for Literary Nonfiction and the Helen and Stan Vine Canadian Jewish Book Award. Foran presents Planet Lolita. Told in the voice of a bi-racial girl and the language of social media, it is a riveting novel of desires and consequences in the unfolding digital age in Hong Kong.
C.C. Humphreys was born in Toronto and grew up in the UK. He is the author of eight historical novels, including The French Executioner, which was a runner-up for the CWA Steel Dagger for Thrillers and was optioned for film. He has also acted all over the world, with roles ranging from Hamlet to Clive Parnell in Coronation Street. Humphreys presents Plague, a powerful portrait of 17th-century London—a place filled with battles and intrigue, where a serial killer stalks his prey, scalpel in hand.
Andrew Pyper is the author of six novels, most recently The Demonologist, which won the International Thriller Writers Award for Best Hardcover Novel. His previous books include Lost Girls (a New York Times Notable Book), The Killing Circle (a New York Times Crime Novel of the Year) and The Guardians (a Globe and Mail Best Book). His forthcoming novel, The Damned, will be published in February 2015.
Louise Welsh is the author of six highly acclaimed novels, including The Cutting Room and The Girl on the Stairs. She has been the recipient of the John Creasy Memorial Dagger and the Saltire Society First Book of the Year Award, among others. She has also produced many short stories and articles, and written for radio and the stage, including a libretto for opera. Welsh presents A Lovely Way to Burn, the first novel in the Plague Times trilogy. This chilling, tense and utterly compelling thriller chronicles the sweep of "The Sweats" pandemic.
Wednesday, October 29, 2014 - 7:30 PM
Studio Theatre, 235 Queens Quay West, Toronto M5J 2G8
Cost: $18/$15 supporters/FREE students & youth 25 and under (Jenni_Canuck)