Louise Penny is the #1 New York Times and Globe and Mail bestselling author of 14 Chief Inspector Armand Gamache novels. She has won numerous awards, including a CWA Dagger and the Agatha Award (five times), and was a finalist for the Edgar Award for Best Novel.
Before she began writing, Louise embarked on an 18-year career as a radio host and journalist with the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, working in Toronto, Thunder Bay, Winnipeg, and Quebec City. She entered her first novel, Still Life, in the “Debut Dagger” competition in the United Kingdom and placed in second. The novel won other awards, including the “New Blood” Dagger award in the United Kingdom, the Arthur Ellis Award in Canada for best first crime novel, and the Barry Award for Best First Novel in the United States. The book was eventually adapted into a film and aired on CBC TV in 2013