Contraband authors at Bloody Scotland

Posted on September 5, 2016

Five of Contraband’s top crime fiction writers are appearing at this year’s Bloody Scotland festival, taking place in Stirling from 9 to 11 September.

Bloody Scotland has gone from strength to strength in the five years since it started, and regularly attracts the biggest names in crime fiction. This year’s festival will feature authors from ten different countries, and includes writers such as Martina Cole, Yrsa Sigurdardottir, Brooke Magnanti, Val McDermid and Ian Rankin.

Plus, of course, five Contrabanders…

Scotland the Grave, 10 Sept, 12.15pm

Russel D McLean, author of And When I Die, and Douglas Skelton, author of The Dead Don’t Boogie, will be joining Gillian Galbraith and Catriona McPherson to take a tartan noir tour of Scotland, with each writer making a pitch as to why their own piece of the map is the perfect place for murder.

How Tartan Is Your Noir?, 11 Sept, 10am

Neil Broadfoot, author of All the Devils, and Matt Bendoris, author of Wicked Leaks, will join Bill Daly and Aline Templeton to discuss how much the Scottish setting influences the feel and direction of a crime novel.

Writing in Exile, 11 Sept, 1.30pm

Graeme Macrae Burnet, whose His Bloody Project has been longlisted for this year’s Man Booker Prize, will be talking about his first novel, The Disappearance of Adèle Bedeau, in a session dedicated to books set in foreign lands.