Incite: Riveting Crime Tales

Presented by the Vancouver Writers Fest and Vancouver Public Library

Incite: Riveting Crime Tales


(price does not include service charge)

Free – RSVP to let us know you’re coming.

Wednesday, April 17
7:30 pm
Alice MacKay Room - Vancouver Public Library
350 W. Georgia Street, Vancouver

Our cultural fascination with crime continues—and so does the incredible array of books and stories to quench the most eager of readers. Partnering with the Crime Writers of Canada, we present an evening of authors as varied as the genre itself. From true crime circa Vancouver 1965 (Eve Lazarus), to an urgent medical drama about a present-day outbreak of the Black Death (Daniel Kalla), to a hostile Hollywood feud rooted in ambition (Kim Moritsugu), the readings and conversation among these pros are guaranteed to be rich with intrigue. We’ll also announce the shortlist for the Arthur Ellis Awards for excellence in Canadian crime writing. Find the full list of this year’s nominees here.  Moderated by Lonnie Propas, co-founder of Cuffed: Vancouver Crime Fiction Festival.

Presented in partnership with the Crime Writers of Canada.

Free – RSVP to let us know you’re coming

Incite is presented by the Vancouver Writers Fest and the Vancouver Public Library with support from the Downtown Vancouver Business Improvement Association.

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Incite: Riveting Crime Tales

Daniel Kalla is the internationally bestselling author of Pandemic, ResistanceRage TherapyBlood LiesCold Plague, and Of Flesh and Blood. His books have been translated into eleven languages, and two novels have been optioned for film. Kalla practices emergency medicine in Vancouver, British Columbia. Visit Daniel at or follow him on Twitter @DanielKalla.

Incite: Riveting Crime Tales

Eve Lazarus is a Vancouver writer with an Aussie accent and a passion for true crime stories, cold cases, and non-traditional history. She is the author of three Arsenal BC bestselling titles: Cold Case Vancouver: The City’s Most Baffling Unsolved Murders (2015), a 2016 finalist for the Bill Duthie Booksellers’ Choice Award at the BC Book Prizes; Blood, Sweat, and Fear: The Story of Inspector Vance, Vancouver’s First Forensic Investigator (2017); and Murder by Milkshake: An Astonishing True Story of Adultery, Arsenic, and a Charismatic Killer (2018). Blood, Sweat, and Fear was a finalist for Best Non Fiction Crime Book at the 2018 Arthur Ellis Awards For Excellence in Canadian Crime Writing.

Incite: Riveting Crime Tales

Kim Moritsugu was born and raised in Toronto. She holds Bachelor of Arts and Master of Business Administration degrees from the University of Toronto, and worked for several years in a corporate setting before becoming a fulltime fiction writer. Kim is the author of seven novels so far: the romantic comedy Looks Perfect (shortlisted for the Toronto Book Award), the domestic comedy Old Flames, the literary mystery The Glenwood Treasure (shortlisted for the Arthur Ellis Best Crime Novel Award), the domestic novel The Restoration of Emily (serialized on CBC Radio’s Between the Covers), the Rapid Reads short novel And Everything Nice, the suburban comedy of manners The Oakdale Dinner Club, and The Showrunner, a work of darkly humourous suspense. Kim also conducts occasional walking tours of Toronto’s North Rosedale neighbourhood for Heritage Toronto, and teaches creative writing through The Humber School for Writers.