June 3–5, 2022

Crime & Mystery Writing Festival

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Photo by Brian Medina


From cozy crime to police procedural, psychological thriller to true crime, these page-turning genres have created some of the world’s best storytellers, who are much loved by readers everywhere. In addition to being widely accessible, these stories offer varied perspectives on the world around us, and keenly explore contemporary social issues through a captivating narrative.

During June 3–5, 2022, the Toronto International Festival of Authors will shine a spotlight on crime and mystery writing with the launch of a new crime and mystery festival, taking place at Toronto’s Harbourfront Centre. This three-day weekend festival will celebrate writers from Canada and across the world, with a particular focus on Nordic Noir in partnership with the Nordic Bridges initiative, spearheaded by Harbourfront Centre.

Audiences will enjoy over 50 events, including in-conversations, writing masterclasses, and children and youth programming. Activities will take place both indoors and outdoors at Toronto’s Harbourfront Centre, along with online digital content to complement the live programme.

Programming information will be announced this winter.


Harbourfront Centre Theatre

231 Queens Quay West
Toronto, Ontario

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