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Louise Penny

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Louise Penny was born in Toronto, Canada in 1958. She earned a Bachelor of Applied Arts (Radio and Television) from Ryerson Polytechnical Institute (now Ryerson University) in 1979. Before she turned to writing mystery novels in 2004, she was a journalist and radio host for the Canadian toon meer Broadcasting Corporation in various cities across Canada for 25 years. She writes the Chief Inspector Gamache Novel series. She has won numerous awards including the New Blood Dagger, Arthur Ellis, Barry, Anthony, and Dilys awards for Still Life and the 2007 Agatha Award for Best Novel for A Fatal Grace. Louise's title, The Long Way Home, made the Hot Mystery Title's List for Summer 2014. Her titles The Nature of the Beast made The New York Times best seller list in 2015 and A Great Reckoning made The New York Times best seller list in 2016. (Bowker Author Biography) toon minder
Fotografie: Taken by Lesa Holstine, March 2008


Werken van Louise Penny

Stilleven (2005) 6,763 exemplaren
IJskoud (2007) 4,061 exemplaren
The Cruellest Month (2007) 3,379 exemplaren
The Brutal Telling (2009) 3,187 exemplaren
A Rule Against Murder (2008) 3,078 exemplaren
Bury Your Dead (2010) 2,972 exemplaren
Een schitterend mysterie (2012) 2,839 exemplaren
Licht in de duisternis (2013) 2,644 exemplaren
A Trick of the Light (2011) 2,643 exemplaren
The Long Way Home (2014) 2,204 exemplaren
A Great Reckoning (2016) 2,199 exemplaren
Glass Houses (2017) 2,175 exemplaren
The Nature of the Beast (2015) 2,141 exemplaren
Kingdom of the Blind (2018) 1,981 exemplaren
A Better Man (2019) 1,753 exemplaren
All the Devils Are Here (2020) 1,692 exemplaren
The Madness of Crowds (2021) 1,493 exemplaren
Staat van Terreur (2021) 1,431 exemplaren
A World of Curiosities (2022) — Auteur — 1,215 exemplaren
The Hangman (2010) 699 exemplaren
The Best American Mystery Stories 2018 (2018) — Redacteur — 101 exemplaren
The Grey Wolf (2024) 20 exemplaren
Audible Sessions: Louise Penny (2017) 4 exemplaren
TRACCE DAL PASSATO (2023) 2 exemplaren
Pedon mieli 2 exemplaren
Trick of light, A 1 exemplaar
De blindas rike 1 exemplaar
En bedre mand 1 exemplaar

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Algemene kennis

Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Québec City, Québec, Canada
Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Montréal, Québec, Canada
Knowlton, Canada
Ryerson Polytechnical Institute (BA|Radio and Television)
radio host
mystery novelist
Teresa Chris
Korte biografie
I'd like to tell you a little bit about myself. I was born in Toronto in 1958 and became a journalist and radio host with the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, specializing in hard news and current affairs. My first job was in Toronto and then moved to Thunder Bay at the far tip of Lake Superior, in Ontario. It was a great place to learn the art and craft of radio and interviewing, and listening. That was the key. A good interviewer rarely speaks, she listens. Closely and carefully. I think the same is true of writers.

From Thunder Bay I moved to Winnipeg to produce documentaries and host the CBC afternoon show. It was a hugely creative time with amazingly creative people. But I decided I needed to host a morning show, and so accepted a job in Quebec City. The advantage of a morning show is that it has the largest audience, the disadvantage is having to rise at 4am.

But Quebec City offered other advantages that far outweighed the ungodly hour. It's staggeringly beautiful and almost totally French and I wanted to learn. Within weeks I'd called Quebecers 'good pumpkins', ordered flaming mice in a restaurant, for dessert naturally, and asked a taxi driver to 'take me to the war, please.' He turned around and asked 'Which war exactly, Madame?' Fortunately elegant and venerable Quebec City has a very tolerant and gentle nature and simply smiled at me.

From there the job took me to Montreal, where I ended my career on CBC Radio's noon programme.

In my mid-thirties the most remarkable thing happened. I fell in love with Michael, the head of hematology at the Montreal Children's Hospital. He'd go on to hold the first named chair in pediatric hematology in Canada, something I take full credit for, out of his hearing.

It's an amazing and blessed thing to find love later in life. It was my first marriage and his second. He'd lost his first wife to cancer a few years earlier and that had just about killed him. Sad and grieving we met and began a gentle and tentative courtship, both of us slightly fearful, but overcome with the rightness of it. And overcome with gratitude that this should happen to us and deeply grateful to the family and friends who supported us.

Eleven years later we live in an old United Empire Loyalist brick home in the country, surrounded by maple woods and mountains and smelly dogs.

There are times when I'm in tears writing. Not because I'm so moved by my own writing, but out of gratitude that I get to do this. In my life as a journalist I covered deaths and accidents and horrible events, as well as the quieter disasters of despair and poverty. Now, every morning I go to my office, put the coffee on, fire up the computer and visit my imaginary friends, Gamache and Beauvoir and Clara and Peter. What a privilege it is to write. I hope you enjoy reading the books as much as I enjoy writing them.




Aardig boek met aardige omschrijvingen van personages in een klein Canadees dorp waar een oudere vrouw dood aangetroffen wordt, gedood door een pijl. Aan Chief Inspector Gamache de opdracht om te achterhalen of het een jagersongeluk was, of moord. Beetje 'Murder She Wrote'-achtige atmosfeer. Wel aardig, niet top....
JanHeemskerk | 426 andere besprekingen | Mar 26, 2013 |
Een bijzonder goede thriller met een charismatische speurder en interessante personages. Geslaagde beschrijving van een (geïdealiseerd?) dorpje waar iedereen nog iedereen kent. De ontknoping kon mij niet helemaal overtuigen, maar is op zijn minst verrassend te noemen.
bibmoerbeke | 426 andere besprekingen | Aug 12, 2008 |


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