Sunday • August 18 • 1:30 pm
Linwood Barclay was an editor at the Toronto Star for 12 years and the paper's humour columnist for another 15. Last Resort, his humorously poignant memoir about growing up in his parents' cottage resort and trailer park in the Kawartha Lakes region of Ontario, was a finalist for the Leacock Medal for Humour. He is also the author of 11 bestselling novels. His first four were comic thrillers featuring the character Zack Walker. In 2008 he left his newspaper job in order to devote all his time to writing darker, stand-alone novels. He has not looked back. His first full-length thriller, No Time For Goodbye, was a huge international hit. It has been translated into 40 languages and optioned for film. His latest novel is Trust Your Eyes. Due next is Never Saw It Coming followed in August by A Tap on the Window. Stephen King is one of his many devoted fans. "My idea of a sweet ride is three days of rain, a fridge full of snacks and a new Linwood Barclay." — Stephen King.