CANCELLED – Wordfest presents Cecilia Ekbäck

23 Mar 2017
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Memorial Park Library, 2nd Floor, 1221 2nd Street SW, Calgary

CANCELLED – Wordfest presents Cecilia Ekbäck


Cecilia-book-jacket-from-webSpend a spine-chilling evening at Wordfest’s engagement lab at Memorial Park Library with author Cecilia Ekbäck, as she takes the crime genre to new heights with a presentation of her latest novel, The Midnight Sun. From the acclaimed author of Wolf Winter (Wordfest 2015) comes a new story with all the intrigue and atmosphere of Burial Rites and the suspense of The Tenderness of Wolves. This event features an on-stage interview, reading and book signing. Hosted by Judith Duthie.

About The Midnight Sun by Cecilia Ekbäck

Taking place, a hundred years after the shocking events of Wolf Winter in the same haunting territory, The Midnight Sun (on-sale March 7, 2017) is set in high summer, under the searing light of a sun that never quite sets.

Sweden, 1855. “Worst thing I ever saw…” The Minister of Justice has received a disturbing message. There’s been a massacre on one of Lapland’s mountains: a priest, a law enforcement officer, and a local settler have been slaughtered by one of the indigenous Sami people. The murderer is in custody, but he refuses to talk. The Minister dispatches his son-in-law, a geologist, to investigate, as there is another reason to visit Blackåsen: it is a mountain with many secrets, a mountain whose rich mineral deposits have never been exploited. But Magnus does not journey alone. The Minister’s daughter, in disgrace, is sent with him.

The two unlikely companions venture out of the sweltering city to the wild landscape of Sweden’s far north under the strange, insomnia-inducing light of the midnight sun. There, the shocking truth they discover about the murders and what lies behind them will only be matched by what they discover about themselves. For Lovisa and Magnus—and for the people of Blackåsen— nothing will ever be the same again. The Midnight Sun tells a riveting story of the collision of worlds old and new, and cements Ekbäck’s status as a master of Nordic noir.

About Cecilia Ekbäck

Cecilia Ekbäck’s first novel, Wolf Winter, was an Indigo Spotlight Pick and a Best Book of the Year, and was nominated for a High Plains Book Award. Cecilia was born in a small town in northern Sweden. Her parents come from Lapland, the setting of both Wolf Winter and The Midnight Sun. She now lives in Calgary, Alberta, with her husband and twin daughters.