A night of noir in Winnipeg

“Noir is a state of mind — an explo­ration of cor­rupt­ibil­i­ty, ulti­mate­ly an expres­sion of human­i­ty in all its ter­ri­ble frailty.” David Nick­le, from his After­word; The Exile Book of New Cana­di­an Noir

It was a ter­rif­ic night of moral ambi­gu­i­ty, human per­ver­sion, box­ing, demons, zom­bies, can­ni­bals, tough guys, and femme fatales. Last night at McNal­ly Robin­son Book­sellers in Win­nipeg, MB, my own hum­ble self, along­side fel­low short sto­ry­ists Kei­th Cadieux and Chad­wick Ginther, pre­sent­ed excerpts from our most recent tales, all found with­in the pages of The Exile Book of New Cana­di­an Noir.

The crowd was enthu­si­as­tic; the excerpts, thrilling. Speak­ing on behalf of all the authors present, we had a blast. There’s hard­ly a bet­ter thrill, for an author, than read­ing your work aloud and not being ridiculed.

Maybe that’s just me.

Any­hoo, here’s some pics from the evening. Enjoy!

Don’t let any­thing slip out.” Kei­th Cadieux reads from his sto­ry “Don­ner Par­ties” from The Exile Book of New Cana­di­an Noir.

There’s always a big­ger mon­ster.” Chad­wick Ginther reads from his sto­ry “The Last Good Look” from The Exile Book of New Cana­di­an Noir.

Faith doesn’t move moun­tains; it just obscures the view.” Corey Redekop reads from his sto­ry “Moot” from The Exile Book of New Cana­di­an Noir.

Three authors, no wait­ing!

Corey Redekop greets one of his three fans.