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Authors April 13, 2018

Jim Crumley

“The Scottish landscape is my bedrock. Almost everything I write begins with the landscape, and that becomes the stage set where the writer performs.”   Introducing our Scottish wildlife expert, […]

Authors August 14, 2017

Murder They Wrote

Ian Rankin and Val McDermid answer your questions in our exclusive interview!   We caught up with the two titans of tartan noir ahead of their appearances at Bloody Scotland, […]

Authors July 20, 2017

Irvine Welsh | Fringe-Spotting

  The Trainspotting author gives us a preview of the three shows he’s involved with on this year’s Edinburgh Festival Fringe   Most writers—certainly living writers—would be lucky to have their […]

Authors July 17, 2015

Denise Mina’s Not-So-Dark-Side

The best-selling crime writer talks family, inspiration and branching out into graphic novels… “I’m a bit of a ghoul,” reveals Scottish crime writer Denise Mina, who, in her pretty summer […]

Authors March 27, 2015

The Ubiquitous Alexander McCall Smith

For a man who has sold tens of millions of books and had them translated into 46 languages, Alexander McCall Smith has a lot of critics. But those making suggestions […]

Authors March 9, 2015

Val McDermid | Twin Muses

She’s one of the UK’s leading crime writers, and murder mysteries are her speciality – yet she has an unexpected confession to make… “I’m quite squeamish,” says Val, the woman […]

Authors September 18, 2014

Chris Brookmyre – The Write Stuff

One of the stars of this weekend’s Bloody Scotland 2014 will undoubtedly by Christopher Brookmyre, even though Chris doesn’t actually describe his 17 best-selling books as crime novels. “My books […]

Authors July 11, 2014

Val Smith

I was formerly a journalist, now I’m a freelance writer and PR. I love the variety of my work – I write features about people, places and events for various publications, including […]

Authors July 11, 2014

Polly Pullar

I was fortunate to spend a formative part of my childhood in Ardnamurchan, a place that has proved hugely influential and fuelled my adoration of the natural world, and awareness […]

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