The Nature of Evil: Stories on Darkness

Saturday, April 28 | 3:15 PM - 4:30 PM
  • International
  • Literary

Karo Hämäläinen, Liz Nugent, Yrsa Sigurdardóttir, moderated by Brian Cliff

Villains allow readers to explore the darkest depths of the human psyche, from the overtly malicious to the insidiously hateful. Evil is more than a plot device—it’s a universal truth. These authors harness this powerful truth in their captivating novels: Karo Hämäläinen’s “Cruel is the Night,” a dark locked-room mystery comedy; Liz Nugent’s “Unraveling Oliver,” which explores the darkness that drives lovers to violence; and Yrsa Sigurdardóttir’s “The Legacy,” complete with a taunting murderer and a child who witnesses murder. You won’t want to miss the writers on this diverse panel as they discuss how they capture the worst of humanity between the pages of a book.

The Marsh - Cabaret

With the support of the Danish Arts Foundation, the Royal Danish Embassy, FILI - Finnish Literature Exchange, Iceland Naturally, the Icelandic Literature Center, Culture Ireland, and the Barbro Osher Pro Suecia Foundation