North Lanarkshire Encounters
Date: 5th October 2017
Encounters is North Lanarkshire’s cultural festival.
Encounters has previously featured a high-quality and wide-ranging series of events from the fields of literature, arts, music, dance and theatre in a packed programme. Previous festivals have seen authors such as Will Self, James Kelman, Christopher Brookmyre, James Robertson, Mark Millar, Janice Galloway, Owen Jones, Eva Schloss and many more host sessions as part of the programme
In conversation with Val McDermid
Thursday 5 October
7pm – 8pm
CultureNL are delighted to welcome best-selling author Val McDermid to this year’s Encounters. Val is one of the of the biggest names in the world of crime fiction with more than 27 crime novels including The Mermaids Singing which won the CWA Gold Dagger for Best Crime Novel of the Year and Wire in the Blood which was adapted for the highly successful television dramas starring Robson Green. Val will be in conversation with Stuart Kelly, literary editor for The Scotsman for this event discussing among other things her pounding, suspenseful new novel Insidious Intent. When charred human remains are discovered in the driver’s seat of a burning car, DCI Carol Jordan and psychological profiler Tony Hill are brought in to investigate. They soon discover that what appeared to be a terrible accident is, in fact, murder. We look forward to welcoming an author of Val’s outstanding pedigree and would advise that you book your place early.