Wolverine Blues, or A Case of Defiance Neurosis, my five-part story inspired by ‘Defiance neurosis of a seventeen-year-old high school student’ by Alphonse Maeder. Commissioned by BBC Radio 4
My appearance on Big Scottish Book Club is currently on BBC iPlayer here.
Podcast: Writers & Company In conversation with Eleanor Wachtel for CBC (Canada)
COMING UP in 2023
4 Graeme Macrae Burnet: A Case Study, Seamus Heaney HomePlace, Bellaghy, Northern Ireland. In conversation with renowned author Jan Carson. 14.00. £10.
8-11 Le Printemps Simenon, Liège, Belgium. I’ll be taking part in various Simenon related discussions. Details here.
28 Soutar Festival of Words, event details tba
24-28 HeadRead Festival, Tallinn, Estonia. Details tba
SELECTED PAST EVENTS
13 Gordon Burn Prize event featuring readings from the five shortlisted authors, Gala Theatre, Durham 19.30. £15/12. Live stream £5
22 The Literary Cabaret, Vancouver Writers’ Festival. Along five other acclaimed authors, I’ll be reading extracts from Case Study accompanied by music from Sally Zori and their band. Performance Works. 20.00 $50
24 Reading/Q&A at Exile in Bookville, South Michigan Avenue, Chicago. 18.00
25 Is Truth Stranger? In conversation with Colin McAdam, Ottawa Writers’ Festival, Christ Church Cathedral. 18.00
27 Greenlight Books, Brooklyn, New York City. 19.30
18 Keynote address/Q&A, Territoires et mémoires d’Ecosse, 21st international conference of the French Society for Scottish Studies, La Sorbonne, Paris. 17.30.
4-6 Goéland Masqué festival, Brittany, France
14 Blood! Sex! Crime! On why we devour sensationalism. In conversation with Shrabani Basu, Hallie Rubenhold, Tamara Tubb & Bee Rowlatt. British Library Theatre, London. 19.00. £10.
19-20 Festival sans nom, Mulhouse, France
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.
28 In conversation with Rupert Thomson at Waterstones, Sauchiehall St, Glasgow. 7pm.
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
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
11 Edinburgh International Book Festival, 7.15pm, Spark Theatre, George Street
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 Festival: Using Your Research, Southbank Centre, London. 4pm.
22-14 May Residency, Ventspils House, Latvia
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
8 Krimfestivalen, Olso, Norway
20 In conversation with Lyndsay Rogers, Conference Centre, Brussels
6-13 Kolkata Book Fair, India
23 In conversation with Sinéad Morrissey, King’s hall, Newcastle University
15 Man Booker Prize Foundation event, Logie Lecture Theatre, University of Stirling