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Bloody Scotland –Scottish International Crime Writing Festival

Since it was established in 2012 Bloody Scotland has presented hundreds of  new and established crime writers. The festival takes place in Stirling each year and attracts  enthusiastic attendees.

The literary festival prides itself on offering a wide ranging programme from fictional forensics, psychological thrillers, tartan noir, cosy crime and many more. It aims to create an atmosphere where you can let your hair down and get a chance to meet your favourite crime writer. You will be able to catch many popular Scottish writers, debut writers plus international writing talent.

The festivals annual Scotland vs England football cup is a popular event which always draws a crowd.

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Writers appearing at Bloody Scotland 2022 include:

SIR IAN RANKIN • ANTHONY HOROWITZ • ANN CLEEVES • DEAN KOONTZ

SARA PARETSKY • JOHN CONNOLLY • SAIMA MIR • ALAN JOHNSON

DONNA LEON • JEFFREY ARCHER • SJ PARRIS • FRANKIE BOYLE

ABIR MUKHERJEE • PETER MAY • IRVINE WELSH • AMBROSE PARRY

DR MARIE CASSIDY • MICK HERRON • DENISE MINA • LISA UNGER

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Bloody Scotland 2022 McIlvanney Prize Long List

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The McIlvanney Prize is Bloody Scotland’s annual prize awarded to the best Scottish Crime book of the year. It provides Scottish crime writing with recognition and aims to raise the profile and prestige of the genre as a whole. The longlisted titles for 2022 are: May God Forgive, Alan Parks (Canongate) The Second Cut, Louise Welsh […]

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Pitch Perfect at Bloody Scotland 2022

(Image – Pitch Perfect Bloody Scotland by Paul Reich) Opportunity for aspiring Crime Writers Pitch-to-win event where unpublished crime writers can pitch their novels to a panel of top publishing executives who are seeking out hot new crime writing talent. Take on the challenge of presenting your novel convincingly, to get valuable feedback on what […]

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