Criminally Good Writing

Saturday, May 4 | 10:00 AM - 11:15 AM
  • International
  • Mystery, Crime & Thrillers

Stefan Ahnhem, Jonas Bonnier, Catherine Ryan Howard, Ragnar Jonasson, moderated by Laurie R. King

Meet four internationally acclaimed crime writers flexing serious literary muscle. Author and screenwriter Stefan Ahnhem plunges us to “Eighteen Below,” called “unputdownable… edge of the seat stuff” by the UK’s Sunday Post; it has sold a million copies in Scandinavia. Jonas Bonnier’s “The Helicopter Heist” (being adapted by Netflix) is based on the true story of four young Swedish men who pulled off “one of the most spectacular heists of all time,” said Time Magazine. In Catherine Ryan Howard’s “Liar’s Girl,” the Irish Times’ Best Book of the Year in 2018, murder tangles with romance. King of Icelandic Noir Ragnar Jonasson starts a new series with “The Darkness,” with prose as pure and crisp as Reykjavik snowcrust. Come find out what turned these writers on to terror and how they create bestselling thriller fiction.

Brower Center - Goldman Theater

With the support of Icelandic Literature Center, Iceland Naturally, Culture Ireland, the Consulate General of Sweden in San Francisco, and the Barbro Osher Pro Suecia Foundation