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A note from Festival Director – Bob McDevitt


‘What began with disappointment and seemingly endless challenges has turned into a genuine opportunity to try something a bit different this year. The festival has a truly epic scale from our biggest ever panel featuring no less than 27 authors to a session that will bring five continents online together, and there will be more spotlights for debut and emerging writers than ever before. We all know the festival won’t feel quite the same this year but we have all the makings of a classic Bloody Scotland year nonetheless!’

– Bob McDevitt, Bloody Scotland festival director

Friday September, 18th 2020


Masterclass – 12 – 3.15 p.m. £35 Buy ticket

Pitch Perfect
The Bloody Scotland Board

mcilvanney prize

The McIlvanney Prize and Debut Prize announcement

7:00pm – 7:30pm

Now in its seventh year, the McIlvanney Prize for crime novel of the year has established itself as the pre-eminent and most coveted award for Scottish crime fiction. Named in honour of the late, great William McIlvanney, it has a stellar roster of winners: Charles Cumming, Malcolm Mackay, Peter May, Chris Brookmyre, Denise Mina, and Manda Scott.

The 2020 award features an impressively strong longlist and is guaranteed to produce a worthy successor to that fine list of authors.

The ceremony will also feature the shortlist for the Bloody Scotland Debut Novel of the Year, and the presentation to the winner of that prize. Last year’s inaugural winner was Claire Askew for All the Hidden Truths.

Friday 18 continued

Jeffery Deaver
The Fun Lovin’ Crime Writers

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Saturday -September, 19th 2020

Dame Sue Black
Leela Soma
Peter May
Ann Cleeves
Ian Rankin
Lawrence Block
Simon Mayo
Adrian McKinty
Steve Cavanagh
Attica Locke
Oyinkan Braithwaite
Shamini Flint
JP Pomare
Lin Anderson
Tess Gerritsen
Linwood Barclay
Yrsa Sigurðardóttir
Helen FitzGerald
Robert Crais
Deon Meyer
Crime at the Coo

Register for events – Free


Sunday, September, 20th 2020

Lee Child
Val McDermid
Denise Mina
Chris Brookmyre
Mark Billingham
John Connolly
Harriet Tyce
Ruth Ware
Liz Nugent
Lou Berney
Sheena Kamal
SA Cosby
Katherine Ramsland
and many more in the Never Ending Panel…


Programme and Full Details Bloody Scotland Website


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