Reading Panel Discussion with author Melanie Raabe

Author Melanie Raabe © Christian Faustus

Tue, 10/23/2018

Studio Dance Theatre, Harbourfront

235 Queens Quay West

Toronto International Festival of Authors

Join us for a lively discussion with writer Melanie Raabe and authors Kirsten McDougall, D. Nandi Odhiambo as the impact of secrets on relationships will be explored, when these three international authors share the stage to discuss their latest works. Kenyan-born Canadian D. Nandi Odhiambo presents his third novel Smells Like Stars, which features a young couple questioning their compatibility. New Zealand’s Kirsten McDougall looks at the ties that can bind and tear a family apart in Tess. German author Melanie Raabe examines how the surprise return of a long-lost loved one can add more mystery than answers, in The Stranger Upstairs. This event is moderated by Sarah Henstra and hosted by Emily Saso.

Melanie Raabe began her working life as a journalist but secretly wrote books by night. Her debut novel, The Trap, was published in 20 countries and became an international bestseller. Her second, The Stranger Upstairs, remained on Der Spiegel’s bestseller list for almost six months when it was first published in 2016. She lives in Cologne, Germany.

Melanie Raabe is a guest of the Goethe-Institut Toronto.