Val to receive honorary degree from Dundee University

Val to receive honorary degree from Dundee University

Val McDermid

Bestselling crime writer Val McDermid will be awarded an honorary degree from Dundee University.

Mary Schwartz, director of a skin disease charity, and Deyan Sudjic, director of the Design Museum in London, will also be honoured at the university’s summer graduations.

They will all receive an honorary doctor of laws at a ceremony in the Caird Hall later this month.

Professor Pete Downes, principal and vice-chancellor of the university, said: “In choosing our honorary graduates we are looking for the best possible role models for our students and staff, and we are mindful of excellence, inspirational quality and integrity.

“These are all qualities displayed in abundance by our distinguished guests.”

McDermid published her first crime novel in 1987 and has penned more than 30 books.

 

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Photograph: DC Thomson

 

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