LIVE and Online Events


ONLINE NOW at BBC Sounds: Wolverine Blues, or A Case of Defiance Neurosis, five-part story inspired by ‘Defiance neurosis of a seventeen-year-old high school student’ by Alphonse Maeder.


25       Tidelines Book Festival, Irvine. In conversation with Michael Malone, Fullarton Connexions Community Centre, 19.30


2         Wigtown Book Festival. LIVE 14.00. £9

2         Ilkley Book festival (ONLINE). In conversation with Jake Kerridge. Available until 30th October

6        CASE STUDY GLASGOW LAUNCH. In conversation with Alistair Braidwood, Waterstones Sauchiehall Street. 18.30 Please note that due to the current climate places at this event will be quite limited, so you might want to book pronto.

11        Cheltenham Literature Festival, with Graeme Armstrong and Janette Ayachi. 20.30

13       London Launch of CASE STUDY. In conversation with Donna Freed. Waterstones, Gower Street. 18.30

15       Publishing Scotland event: Working Internationally: Writers. Peggy Hughes in conversation with  Graeme Macrae Burnet and Nadine Aisha Jassat and Janne Moller. ONLINE 17.00

19        LIVE STREAMED AUSTRALIAN CASE STUDY launch, Readings 18.30 Melbourne time. 09.30 UK time

19       CASE STUDY launch event, Toppings, St Andrews. 20.00. Tickets here – please note the Bring a Friend for £0 option

20       CASE STUDY launch event, Toppings, Edinburgh at the Ukrainian Community Centre. 20.00. Tickets here – please note the Bring a Friend for £0 option.

28        CASE STUDY launch event, Portobello Books, Edinburgh. In conversation with Catherine Simpson. 19.45





13       Publishing Scotland Scottish Books Long Weekend: Case Study: In Conversation with Peggy Hughes. 7.30pm Online. Free but ticketed – you can book here.


20       A Celebration of Maigret. In conversation with John Simenon. Aye Write, Mitchell Library, Glasgow, 1800

19       Introducing Norman Bissell and Molly Aitken (Chair), Aye Write, Mitchell Library, Glasgow, 1800

11       These Our Monsters anthology launch, Hatchards Piccadilly, London, 18.30


19       In conversation with Duncan MacLean. Stromness Library, Orkney  1930



23         Bookmark festival, Blairgowrie, St Catherine’s Community Centre, £8/£6

19         Kirkwall Library, Orkney, time/tickets tbc


19-20   Festival sans nom, Mulhouse, France

18        La Tache Noir bookshop, Strasbourg, Rencontre, 18.30

5-13     Seoul International Writers’ Festival, South Korea


20-22   Livres dans la boucle, Besançon, France

13-15   Le Livre sur Place, Nancy, France


16-18  St Hilda’s College Crime Fiction Weekend, Oxford. I’ll be talking about Georges Simenon, event time tbc


1    Hexham Book Festival, Queen’s Hall Arts Centre, Hexham, 7.30pm


28    In conversation with Rupert Thomson at Waterstones, Sauchiehall St, Glasgow. 7pm. Free but ticketed. Chaired by Angie Harms.

23    Granite Noir with Stella Duffy, chaired by James Naughtie, Lemon Tree, Aberdeen, 3.30pm £9.50




28    Buchanan Building, St Andrews University. In Conversation. Man Booker Event. 17.30 FREE

22   Library at GOMA, Glasgow. In Conversation for Book Week Scotland 18.00 FREE

21    Dumbarton Library. In Conversation with Angie Harms for Book Week Scotland. 19.00 FREE

3-4   Xabia Negra, Spain


20-21    Festilitt, Parisot, France, details tbc


29   Tidelines festival, Harbour Arts Centre, Irvine, 7pm

27   Festival of the Mind, Sheffield University, Speigeltent 2.30pm

23    Bloody Scotland: European Crime Fiction, 11am, Golden Lion, Stirling

21    Bloody Scotland: The Art of Crime Fiction, Keynote for Crime Writing Masterclass, 9.15am, Golden Lion Hotel, Stirling


29   Inverclyde Heritage Hub, 2pm, free event

11   Edinburgh International Book Festival, 7.15pm, Spark Theatre, George Street

4    Bute Noir: ‘Is it always a crime?’ with Michael J Malone, 5pm, Print Point, Rothesay

3    Bute Noir: ‘Far Horizons’ with Abir Mukherjee, 6pm, Rothesay Library


8    Man Booker 50 Festival: Genre Benders, with Paul Beatty, Eleanor Catton & Deborah Levy, Southbank Centre, London. 11.30am.

8    Man Booker 50 FestivalUsing Your Research, Southbank Centre, London. 4pm.



22-14 May Residency, Ventspils House, Latvia

18     Culture Cafe, Belmont Cinema, Aberdeen. In conversation with Alan Spence 1.30pm

11     Experimental Fiction, Moniack Mhor, Kiltarlity

6-8   Quais du Polar, Lyons, France


29   An Evening with. . . Waterstones Islington 6.30pm

25   Aye Write! Mitchell Library, Glasgow 3pm

17-18  Krimimessen Horsens, Denmark

13   Soirée littéraire with translator Julie Sibony, Alliance Française, Glasgow 6pm

    Krimfestivalen, Olso, Norway


20  In conversation with Lyndsay Rogers, Conference Centre, Brussels

6-13  Kolkata Book Fair, India

December 2017

5    Visiting Writer Event, Edinburgh University, 18.30

1    Book Week Scotland event, Waterstones, Oban


30   Book Group event, Waterstones, Falkirk

29   Book Week Scotland event, Giffnock Library, Glasgow

28   Book Week Scotland event, Shettleston Library, Glasgow

23   In conversation with Sinéad Morrissey, King’s hall, Newcastle University

15   Man Booker Prize Foundation event, Logie Lecture Theatre, University of Stirling

6    Launch event for THE ACCIDENT ON THE A35, Toppings, Bath

2    London launch for THE ACCIDENT ON THE A35, Waterstones Tottenham Court Road

1    Edinburgh launch for THE ACCIDENT ON THE A35 (with Lucy Ribchester),                            Waterstones Princes St