Thrillers Three Ways

Hart Hanson, Ausma Zehanat Khan, Ruth Ware

Thrillers Three Ways

Moderator: Ian Weir

Event Number: 28
Tickets: $20.00

Thrillers Three Ways

Hart Hanson, Ausma Zehanat Khan, Ruth Ware

Wednesday, October 18
6:00pm - 7:15pm
Performance Works

1218 Cartwright St.

Say “thriller” and goosebumps, terror, nightmares, suspense and violence are sure to follow. But there’s lots of ways to get your thrills—and tonight these writers show us three. Ruth Ware’s debut, In a Dark, Dark Wood, put her on the charts as master of the psychological thriller. Her new novel is equally full of psychological suspense, a slow unravelling of tension and fear. Hart Hanson’s debut thriller takes the action-packed route to scaring our socks off, filled with nasty violence, dirty cops and torture. And Ausma Zehanat Khan gives us murder in the midst of Iran’s tumultuous politics. The body’s already been found, but tracking the killer and getting out of Iran alive? Now you’ve got a political thriller. Three ways to make the back of your neck tingle.

Event Participants:

Hart Hanson

Canada/United States

Hart Hanson is a television writer, producer, creator and most recently, a novelist. He was the executive producer of the Emmy nominated show, Judging Amy, and worked on the award-winning series, Joan of Arcadia. He created, produced and wrote the Fox television series, Bones, which was the longest-running scripted hour-long series on Fox. It ran for 12 seasons and was well-received. The Driver is Hanson’s debut thriller about a Special Forces sergeant turned limo driver who stumbles into a world of trouble he has tried to avoid after a threat on his client’s life.


Ausma Zehanat Khan

Canada / United States

Ausma Zehanat Khan is a writer and long-time community activist. She holds a PhD in International Human Rights Law, taught human rights law in university and practiced immigration law in Toronto. She is also a frequent lecturer and commentator, with a research specialization in military intervention and war crimes in the Balkans. She was Editor-in-Chief of Muslim Girl magazine, the first magazine targeted to young Muslim women. Among the Ruins is a powerful mystery about a murdered filmmaker in Iran and explores what it means to be Muslim in the West. She is also at work on a fantasy series.


Ruth Ware

United Kingdom

Ruth Ware is the internationally-acclaimed author of psychological crime thrillers such as In a Dark, Dark Wood and The Woman in Cabin 10. Her books have appeared on The New York Times and The Globe and Mail bestseller lists and have been published internationally. Before becoming a writer, she worked as a waitress, a bookseller, a teacher of English as a foreign language and a press officer. This year, she presents, The Lying Game, a story that revolves around four friends, separated after a horrible lie they spread in school, who are brought together again to find the truth.