Born and raised in Montreal, now living in Toronto, a husband, father, novelist and screenwriter. As a novelist, John McFetridge’s Montreal series, featuring Constable Édouard ‘Eddie’ Dougherty, has been compared to Joseph Wambaugh and described as, “a fine character study and a vivid snapshot of 1970s Montreal,” by Publishers Weekly. The books in the series so far are Black Rock, set in 1970, A Little More Free set in 1972 and One or the Other set in 1976.
In addition, John has enjoyed wide critical acclaim for his Toronto series. Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere was named book of the year by Quill and Quire magazine, and Tumblin’ Dice was an Amazon Editors’ Pick.
For television, in 2016, John McFetridge wrote two episodes of the Investigation Discovery network series, Real Detective. Previously John also wrote two episodes of the CTV/CBS crime drama, The Bridge, and served as story editor for 11 episodes.
John is a graduate of Concordia University and the Canadian Film Centre.
John will talk about his novels and crime writing while participants savour a full brunch served by Buffet Maison.