The Open University in Scotland is pleased to support the Denise Mina: Treason and Plot event as part of the Edinburgh International Book Festival 2021.
Things just get better and better for Denise Mina. Her novels have twice been Theakston’s Old Peculier Crime Novels of the Year, and recently The Less Dead was shortlisted for the Costa Novel of the Year.
Now the Glasgow-based author has looked to a notorious event in Scottish history for inspiration. Rizzio is a deliciously dark novella that reimagines and retells the story of a friend and ‘confidant’ (AKA secret lover) of Mary Queen of Scots, David Rizzio. Mina’s novella is the first in a new series called Darkland Tales, books which retell myths and legends from history for a modern audience.
Join Mina for the launch of her book and a conversation about her new series.
Book via the Edinburgh Book Festival website. This is a live event, with an author Q&A. If buying a ticket to watch the event in-person, the author and chairperson will be on stage in the venue. Or choose to pay what you can and book your spot to watch the event online.
There's a wide range of free online learning to explore on the OU’s site OpenLearn, including the short course Start writing fiction, and the OpenLearn Scotland Hub of free resources on our nation's history, society and culture.
The OU also offers creative writing courses and qualifications, such as the modules Creative Writing and Advanced Creative Writing, a BA (Honours) English Literature and Creative Writing, and an MA in Creative Writing.