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3 thrillers at the Vancouver Writers Fest

September 20th, 2021

British Columbia is blessed with a plethora of talented authors who write thrillers and speculative fiction. The Vancouver Writers Fest is featuring three such writers on October 20 at an event called Hook. Line, and Sinker: Silvia Moreno-Garcia, Carrie Jenkins and Sam Wiebe. The three will discuss how they create suspense in their various sub-genres: mystery, thriller and horror creations.

Carrie Jenkins’ debut is a queer psychological thriller following Victoria, paired with a police officer, as they try to locate her best friend while finding sexism and isolation along the way.

Silvia Moreno-Garcia’s work is atmospheric from the first sentence. Her latest work, Velvet Was the Night, is a “delicious twisted treat for lovers of noir,” set in 1970s Mexico City.

Sam Wiebe is a well-known local thriller author and his latest is Hell and Gone: A Wakeland Novel that explores the depths of Vancouver’s criminal underworld.

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Silvia Moreno-Garcia

Silvia Moreno-Garcia

Silvia Moreno-Garcia is the New York Times-bestselling author of the speculative novels Gods of Jade and Shadow, Signal to Noise, Certain Dark Things, and The Beautiful Ones; and the crime novel Untamed Shore. She has edited several anthologies, including the World Fantasy Award–winning She Walks in Shadows (aka Cthulhu’s Daughters).

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Carrie Jenkins

Carrie Jenkins

Backed by some pretty serious academic credentials (Canada Research Chair in Philosophy at UBC, PhD from Trinity College, Cambridge and an MFA in Creative Writing from UBC), Carrie Jenkins’ has released her debut novel Victoria Sees It (Strange Light/Penguin $24.95), which is a mix of queer psychological thriller and gothic mystery.

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Sam Wiebe

Sam Wiebe

Award-winning author of the Wakeland novels, an acclaimed detective series in Canada, including Invisible Dead (“the definitive Vancouver crime novel”) and Cut You Down (“successfully brings Raymond Chandler into the 21st century”). Wiebe’s work has won the Crime Writers of Canada award and the Kobo Emerging Writers prize, and been shortlisted for the Edgar, Hammett, Shamus, and City of Vancouver book prizes.

For more information, please see the Vancouver Writers Fest 2021 Program Guide here

 

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