21 April 2012

Ce Soir: Montreal Noir

Tonight at the Blue Metropolis festival I'll have the honour of hosting 'Montreal Noir', a panel discussion focussing on the city's suppressed, ignored and forgotten novels of the mid-20th century.

Joining me on stage will be Trevor Ferguson, Jim Napier and Will Straw. Actor Marcel Jeannin will be reading excerpts from work by David Montrose, Martin Brett and the great Brian Moore:
OPUS Montreal Hotel, Salon St-Laurent
10 Sherbrooke Street West
Saturday, 21 April, 8:30 pm 


  1. Wish I could be there. Hope it's a smash.

  2. Thank you, John. I shall try to break a leg.

  3. Remember eagerly awaiting the next Brian Moore. My favorite probably THE LONELY PASSION OF JUDITH HEARNE although he never wrote a bad one.

  4. Great evening.
    It was nice to meet you.

  5. Patti, you're so right. The man never wrote a bad one... out of those he chose to acknowledge anyway.

    Beau, my thanks for the kind words. It was very good meeting you. Here's hoping our paths cross again soon.

  6. Interesting show; we've put a few more on our reading list. Excellent performance by your reader.