Bloody Scotland, 2018
21 – 23 September, 2018
Liam McIlvanney winner of Scottish Crime Book of the Year 2018
Bloody Scotland has established itself as the leading Scottish International Crime Writing Festival. It all started in 2012 with acclaimed writers Lin Anderson and Alex Gray at the helm, then joined by Craig Robertson and Gordon Brown. Based in Stirling, Bloody Scotland has brought hundreds of crime writers new and established to the stage with always enthusiastic attendees who add to the festival every bit as much as the writers do.
Bloody Scotland prides itself as the literary festival where you can let down your hair and enjoy a drink at the bar with your favourite crime writer, it strives to put on entertaining as well as informative events. The programme covers a range of criminal subjects from fictional forensics, psychological thrillers, tartan noir, cosy crime and many more.
With an international focus at the heart of Bloody Scotland, the organisers are always looking to bring in crime writing talent from outside of Scotland, whom you may not have heard about. Also drawing the crowds is the Scotland v England writers’ football match.
The Bloody Scotland Team 2018: Lin Anderson, Gordon Brown, Craig Robertson, Jenny Brown, Muriel Binnie, Catriona Reynolds, Bob McDevitt, Laura Jones, Abir Mukherjee, Fiona Brownlee & Tim Donald
The Bloody Scotland Programme for 2018
Including: Irvine Welsh, Louise Penny, Val McDermid, Denise Mina, Stuart MacBride, Ann Cleeves, Quintin Jardine, Peter James & so much more…
McIlvanney Prize Shorlist 2018 – AND THE WINNER IS LIAM MCILVANNEY
Congratulations to Lin Anderson, Chris Brookmyre, Charles Cumming and Liam McIlvanney for making the McIlvanney Prize 2018 shortlist for best Scottish Crime Book of the Year!
Bloody Scotland is delighted to welcome Fiona Sussman, the winner of the 2017 Ngaio Marsh Award, New Zealand’s top crime fiction honour, for her novel The Last Time We Spoke. Fellow Kiwi Paul Cleave is a three-time winner of the Ngaio Marsh and his latest novel is A Killer Harvest. In return, the 2017 McIlvanney Prize winner Denise Mina is appearing at WORD in Christchurch in August and will report back from her time there. Scotland’s own Liam McIlvanney lives…
MC Beaton’s much-loved Agatha Raisin novels about the PR guru turned amateur sleuth has delighted a legion of readers. Marion has now written an incredible 28 Agatha books and they have, of course, formed the basis of the TV series starring Scotland’s own Ashley Jensen, who will be joining Marion on stage at this event. We are bringing page and screen together for what is sure to be a fun and fascinating event.
- Makar to Makar, Jackie Kay with Imtiaz Dharker and Suzanne Bonnar
- Life is too short online readings and recorded performances
- ‘A Handful of Dates’ Africa in Motion Online
- Historic Significance of Ellisland Farm, Centre for Robert Burns
- The Atom: A Love Affair GFT watch online
- BAKOSÓ: AFROBEATS DE CUBA FILM – Africa in Motion
- Create & Connect Showcase. Glasgow Women’s Library
- Live from a Tenement – Chiara Berardelli
- Twitter Chat, Little Women at GFT Online Film Club
- Nice n Sleazy Big Weekend of Streaming Live
- The Poets’ Time – weekly meetings with Linda Jackson on Zoom
- Creative Conversations: Iain Maloney, Novelist and Poet – Zoom Event
- Stay at Home Literary Fringe Festival
- Sonnet Youth Social Club
- Creative Conversations, Monday Lunchtimes, University of Glasgow Chapel
- Jamaica Kincaid: novelist and writer – Creative Conversations ZOOM EVENT
- Zoom Event – A reading and Q&A with renowned poet Peter Gizzi
- Aye Write – Big Book Weekend Virtual Festival
- From Glasgow to Saturn Issue 44 – read online
- The Specialized Big Isofest