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Panel Discussion: writing international mysteries and thrillers
Wednesday 11 January 2017, 19:30

Location : The American Library in Paris

Category : Adults

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The Library hosts a panel discussion about writing mysteries and thrillers with an international angle. The audience will hear from three novelists who have written mysteries and thrillers that take place in places beyond their native lands. As with previous panel discussions of this kind, the evening functions both as an occasion to discuss books and encounter new authors, as well as a practical guide to how they plot and write and came to have their work published. 

About the panelists

AngusmorrisonAngus Morrison is a Pulitzer-nominated, former financial journalist for Bloomberg, and has contributed to The International Herald Tribune, The New York Observer and the Globalist. He was a speechwriter for the U.S. Secretary of State and IBM’s senior executive suite, and served as Senior Policy Advisor at the U.S. State Department. He lives with his wife and son in Paris. He is the author of the novel Wavelength.



gwg1D-L Nelson is an American-born Swiss writer who revels in life, personal relationships, history and modern social issues and weaves them together in richly detailed novels and short stories. She lives in Geneva, Switzerland and Argelès-sur-mer, France. Nelson's writing has been called "engaging ... fun to read ... richly textured ... suspenseful ... with action that moves at a fast clip." Her novels have been called "a Hitchcockian nail-biter," "an offbeat alternative to conventional crime dramas," and compared to Fanny Flagg's Fried Green Tomatoes and Iris Rainer Dart's Beaches. Nelson's Chickpea Lover won 1st Place in the Florida First Coast Literary Festival. She also won a prize in the annual Hemingway literary competition - portions of the manuscript are now part of Murder in Paris.


andrew cairnsAndrew Cairns is a well-travelled Scot. He currently lives in the suburbs of Paris with his wife and two daughters. He was brought up in Dundee, studied in Glasgow and has worked most of his professional life as a software developer / project manager in France. He visited the Ivory Coast in 1999. His novel The Witch's List is based on some of his experiences and stories which he came across out there. He is presently at work on a sequel, with plans for a trilogy. His blog may be found at