Festival Weekend – September 26-27

september, 2020

27sep2:00 pm2:45 pmVirtual EventMystery in TranslationAndrée A. Michaud, Martin Michaud2:00 pm - 2:45 pm EST

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Two darlings of Francophone mystery make their English-translation debuts. What makes a mystery tick? Closed captioning sponsored by Anansi/Groundwood.

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Andrée A. Michaud

Andrée A. Michaud is one of the most beloved and celebrated writers in the French language. She is, among numerous accolades, a two-time winner of the Governor General’s Literary Award and has won the Arthur Ellis Award for Excellence in Canadian Crime Writing, the Prix Ringuet, and France’s Prix SNCF du Polar. She lives in the province of Quebec.

Martin Michaud

Martin Michaud is a bestselling author, screenwriter, musician, and former lawyer. His critically acclaimed Victor Lessard series has won numerous awards, including the Arthur Ellis Award and the Prix Saint-Pacôme for Crime Fiction, and is the basis for the award-winning French-language TV series Victor Lessard. He lives in Montreal.


Back Roads

Brimming with the snowy menace and mystery of the boreal woods, where nothing is ever entirely known, the celebrated and prize-winning noir novelist Andrée A. Michaud once again defies categorization in an ethereal story that is also a meditation on the very process of literary creation.

AuthorAndrée A. Michaud

Never Forget

When a homeless man jumps to his death in Old Montreal, the police discover two wallets in his possession: one belonging to a retired psychiatrist who was murdered in a bizarre ritual, the other to a powerful corporate lawyer who has vanished. As Montreal police detective Victor Lessard and his partner, Jacinthe Taillon, work to solve the separate mysteries, a dark conspiracy begins to emerge.

While the pressure builds and the bodies accumulate, disturbing secrets come to light about a pivotal moment in political history. But will Lessard and Taillon crack the case in time to stop the killer from striking again?

AuthorMartin Michaud


(Sunday) 2:00 pm - 2:45 pm EST