2024 Festival:
October 21–27

71: The Crime [Writing] of the Century: Linwood Barclay and Yrsa Sigurðardóttir in Conversation

71: The Crime [Writing] of the Century: Linwood Barclay and Yrsa Sigurðardóttir in Conversation

Two internationally-renowned crime writers from different Northern climes discuss what makes a thriller truly gripping. In bestselling author Linwood Barclay’s latest work, residents of an isolated community have been driving revolutionary autonomous vehicles… until they decide to no longer take orders from their passengers. Yrsa Sigurðardóttir is Iceland’s greatest crime writer. Her latest, The Fallout, explores cascading events when a baby goes missing from her stroller. Enjoy a conversation on craft and conniving from writers that know how to make a page turn. Moderated by Rob Wiersema.

Event Participants:

Linwood Barclay

LINWOOD BARCLAY is the New York Times bestselling author of twenty previous novels, including No Time for Goodbye and the screenplay adaptation for his novel Never Saw it Coming. His book The Accident has been made into a TV series. Take Your Breath Away is his latest work. (ONTARIO)

Yrsa Sigurðardóttir

Yrsa Sigurðardóttir is an award-winning Icelandic author. She made her crime fiction debut with Last Rituals, the first installment in the Thóra Gudmundsdóttir series. With The Legacy, Sigurdardóttir consolidated her position as one of the finest crime writers of our time. The Fallout is her latest novel. (ICELAND)

Rob Wiersema

ROB WIERSEMA is the author of three novels, a novella, a collection of short stories, and a book of nonfiction. He is one of Canada’s most recognized and respected book reviewers, with his work appearing regularly in The Toronto Star, Quill & Quire, The Globe and Mail, The National Post, and numerous other publications.