Presented by The Vancouver Writers Fest
Jon McGregor, Maile Meloy, Grace O'Connell
Moderator: Jared Bland
Suspense novel, thriller, mystery—readers know what to expect when they pick up one of these books. Tonight, though, meet literary writers who defy categorization and cross those lines. Jon McGregor won the International Dublin Literary Award. Maile Meloy was honoured by the American Academy of Arts and Letters. Grace O’Connell is one of the judges for the Journey Prize this year. All three begin their books in crime and thriller territory, then venture into another kind of novel altogether. With extraordinary control, these authors highlight the emotions and broader implications of a girl’s murder, a violent hijacking and missing children with writing that’s meditative, culturally savvy or full of heart at the same time as full of fear. Mystery and crime readers, meet the literary crowd. You’ve got so much tonight to enjoy together.
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