Writer's Monday with Franck Thilliez

Thriller author and screenwriter Franck Thilliez will be the guest at our Lundi des Ecrivains literary event on Monday May 13 at 6:30pm.

He will be presenting his new novel “Norferville” (Fleuve Éditions), a breathtaking thriller set in the Canadian wilderness, in which the two investigators must come to terms with their dark past.

This event is free of charge, and only available by reservation at evenementiel@lesdeuxmagots.fr (places are limited).

It will be hosted by Baptiste Liger, Editorial Director of Lire Magazine Littéraire.

Writer's Monday with Franck Thilliez


In the hostile world of the Far North, no one can hear you scream.

A detective and criminologist in Lyon, Teddy Schaffran learns that his daughter’s body has been discovered in Norferville, a remote mining town in Quebec’s far north. Morgane has been savagely mutilated, abandoned in the snow not far from a native reserve. Without a second thought, Teddy drops everything to go to the scene, determined to find out what happened.

There, Léonie Rock, a mixed-race cop, is put on the case. She’s forced to reconnect with the remote place where she was born and where, as a teenager, three strangers raped her. A return to his own hell, as temperatures hover around -20°C.

Together, these two people, tested by life, will struggle to find answers despite the inhospitality of nature and mankind.


Franck Thilliez is the author of some twenty novels, including Pandemia, Il était deux fois, 1991, Labyrinthes and La Faille. The undisputed benchmark of the French thriller genre, with over nine million copies sold, it has been translated all over the world. Syndrome E, a novel that has already been adapted into a comic strip, has been made into a miniseries on TF1. Franck Thilliez is also a screenwriter and the creator of the successful series Vortex, broadcast on France 2.

Discover the novel on the Fleuve Éditions website

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