Carolyne Topdjian, Author of Gothic Thrillers & Mysteries

March 13, 2024
Carolyne Topdjian, Author of Gothic Thrillers & Mysteries

Carolyne Topdjian is a writer, essayist, and novelist with stories published in PRISM International, Dreamers Magazine, and Firewords Quarterly. Her creative endeavors gravitate toward fusions of gothic mystery, noir suspense, and surrealist fantasy. As an Armenian of the diaspora and Lebanese-Canadian who’s been displaced by war, Topdjian often explores themes of belonging and human existence in her work—moments when people are caught in dark states of transition, contradiction, and flux.

Topdjian holds an interdisciplinary PhD from York University, is a three-time Pitch Wars mentor and a professor in the Faculty of Media and Creative Arts at Humber College in Toronto. Fittingly, she’s lived in a hundred-year-old haunted house for over a decade. Her recent novel publications include The Hitman’s Daughter and The Black Moth.

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