I am the author of four novels, the Booker shortlisted His Bloody Project, Booker longlisted Case Study, The Disappearance of Adèle Bedeau and The Accident on the A35.

I was named Author of the Year in the Sunday Herald Culture Awards 2017 and have appeared at festivals and events in the UK, Korea, Canada, the US, Russia, Estonia, Spain, France, Germany, China and quite a few other places. I’ve also written the occasional piece for The Guardian, The Observer and Le Monde.

I was born in Kilmarnock in Scotland and now live in Glasgow. I’ve previously lived and worked in Prague, Porto, Bordeaux and London.

Case Study has been named as one of the New York Times 100 Notable Books of 2022. It was also shortlisted for the Gordon Burn Prize, Ned Kelly International Crime Prize and longlisted for the Booker Prize, Dublin Literary Award and the Historical Writers’ Association Gold Crown award.

It’s published in the UK by Saraband, in North America by the good people of Biblioasis and is due for publication in 15 languages.

His Bloody Project has been published in over 20 languages including German, Russian, Chinese, French, Spanish, Farsi and Estonian.

My story Wolverine Blues, or a Case of Defiance Neurosis, based on a case history by Alphonse Maeder, is currently on BBC Sounds. You can listen to the first episode here


My agent is Isobel Dixon at Blake Friedmann. Her assistant is Roya Sarrafi-Gohar. For screen and theatrical rights, Conrad Williams is your man.

My email address is grabgraeme at hotmail dot com

For event organisers please note: I’m part of the Scottish Book Trust’s Live Literature Database which can help with funding for events in Scotland.

I’m on twitter here.