Val at the Edinburgh Festival…

Fun Lovin' Crime Writers in rehearsalVal is out and about this month…

Catch up with Val at the Edinburgh Festival! She is doing lots of events this summer so head over to our Events page to find out where she is going to be.

You can even see her strutting her stuff on stage (23rd August –details) with the Fun Lovin’ Crime Writers…

Val Says: Here’s a glimpse into the secret world of Fun Lovin’ Crime Writers in rehearsal. Getting ready for our gigs at the Edinburgh Book Festival and Bloody Scotland. It’s been a while since I strutted my stuff on stage but finally I get to live the dream of the rock star life.
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Irvine Welsh’s ‘brilliant rendition’ of Bye Bye Baby live on Bulgarian TV…

TACITURN Trainspotting author Irvine Welsh has revealed he belted out a rendition of the Bay City Rollers’ classic Bye Bye Baby live on Bulgarian television.

The deadpan writer famed for his hard-hitting social sagas was called out by fellow Scots author Val McDermid during a live BBC interview to mark the start of the Edinburgh festivals.

TACITURN Trainspotting author Irvine Welsh has revealed he belted out a rendition of the Bay City Rollers’ classic Bye Bye Baby live on Bulgarian television.

The deadpan writer famed for his hard-hitting social sagas was called out by fellow Scots author Val McDermid during a live BBC interview to mark the start of the Edinburgh festivals.

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McDermid and Horowitz join Noirwich Crime Fest’s ‘killer’ line-up

Val McDermid, Anthony Horowitz and Martina Cole have been confirmed on the killer line-up for the fourth Noirwich Crime Writing Festival.

Other crime writers turning out for the event include authors Mark Billingham, Stuart McBride, and Swedish author, literary critic and academic Arne Dahl. He will be giving a special guest lecture at UEA, sponsored by The Times/ Sunday Times Crime Club, to explore how crime fiction can make sense of today’s turbulent geopolitical times.

The festival, which takes place 14th – 17th September 2017, claims to be the fastest growing crime festival in the UK and is the result of a partnership between Writers’ Centre Norwich and the University of East Anglia (UEA). It is also part of a city-wide celebration of events and fringe activities in the UK’s first UNESCO City of Literature.

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