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Author Talk: Peter Edwards & Luis Najera

Monday 17 January 2022
6:30PM - 7:30PM

Where: Virtual
Contact: 905-688-6103

Join Toronto Star reporter Peter Edwards and Mexican journalist Luis Nájera as they discuss their recent non-fiction book, "The Wolfpack." Joined by award-winning Mexican journalist Luis Nájera, leading organized-crime author Peter Edwards' latest nonfiction book The Wolfpack introduces a motley assortment of millennial bikers, gangsters and Mafia whose bloody trail of murders and schemes gone wrong led to the arrival in Canada of the world's most dangerous criminal organizations: the drug cartels of Mexico.

PETER EDWARDS is the bestselling author of 15 non-fiction books and one young adult novel. Edwards is executive producer for the City TV series Bad Blood, based on his book Business or Blood; Mafia Boss Vito Rizzuto's Last War, co-authored by Italian journalist Antonio Nicaso. Edwards is the first ever beat reporter on organized crime for the Toronto Star. He has been awarded an eagle feather from the Union of Ontario Indians and a gold medal from the Centre for Human Rights.

LUIS HORACIO NÁJERA is an acclaimed journalist and crime analyst from Mexico who has lived in exile in Canada since 2008. Nájera was a reporter for Grupo Reforma based in Ciudad Juárez, a notorious gateway to the lucrative North American drug market and widely deemed from 2008 to 2012 the most dangerous place on Earth. He was the PEN Canada-George Brown Writer in Residence in Toronto, and recipient of the 2010 CJFE International Press Freedom Award and one of the 2011 Human Rights Watch Hellman/Hammet Awards. He is a member of Massey College and former fellow at the Citizen Lab/Canada Centre for Global Security Studies. He received a Master's of Global Affairs from the University of Toronto.



This event is co-hosted by Grimsby Public Library, Niagara Falls Public Library, Pelham Public Library, St. Catharines Public Library, Welland Public Library and West Lincoln Public Library.

A link for the Zoom event will be emailed to you upon registration as well as in a reminder email 1 day before the event.