The Open University is delighted to support Crime In The Spotlight at Scotland's International Crime Writing Festival, Bloody Scotland 2018.
Bloody Scotland is continuing its drive to support new authors, by letting them share a stage with the biggest names in the business. Before the Albert Halls events, emerging writers will have the chance to read from their work.
Spotlight authors have gone on to great things, not least Graeme Macrae Burnet who ‘opened’ or Ian Rankin before being shortlisted for the 2016 Man Booker Prize.
This year's selection of up-and-coming crime writers are (pictured from left to right): Andy Muir, Claire Askew, Daniel Smith, CS Duffy, Ian Patrick, Chris Curran, Andrew Reid, Mysti Berry, CS McLean, GB Williams, Allan Watson, Heleen Kist, and William Graham.
They will be will be reading a snippet from their works, ahead of best-selling writers, such as Andy Muir before Irvine Welsh, and Ian Partick before Val McDermid and Denise Mina.
For more information and to book tickets, please go to the Bloody Scotland website.
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