2335 Tutored Retreat: Crime with Louise Welsh and Abir Mukherjee, Guest Reader Vaseem Khan

2335 Tutored Retreat: Crime with Louise Welsh and Abir Mukherjee, Guest Reader Vaseem Khan

Date(s) - Mon 28th Aug - Sat 2nd Sep, 2023
All Day

Moniack Mhor, Kiltarlity, Inverness-shire , IV4 7HT

Killer Crime Stories

This tutored retreat is an excellent opportunity to get expert feedback on your killer crime stories.  Whether you want to hone your character or plot development, tension-building techniques, or find new ways to expand your research, Louise and Abir will give dedicated time to helping you improve your works-in-progress.   

Louise Welsh is the author of eight novels including The Cutting Room, The Plague Times Trilogy and The Second Cut. Louise has a ten-year practice in opera with composer Stuart MacRae. Their most recent opera is Anthropocene. Louise was co-founder and director of the Empire Café, an award winning multi-disciplinary exploration of Scotland’s relationship with the North Atlantic slave trade. She has received numerous awards and international fellowships, including a Doctor of Arts from the Open University and an honorary fellowship from the University of Iowa’s International Writing Program. She is professor of Creative Writing at University of Glasgow. 

Abir Mukherjee is the Times bestselling author of the Wyndham & Banerjee series of crime novels set in colonial-era India. His books have been translated into fifteen languages and won various awards including the CWA Dagger for Best Historical Novel, the Prix du Polar Européen, and the Wilbur Smith Award for Adventure Writing. He also co-hosts the Red Hot Chilli Writers podcast which takes a wry look at the world of books, writing, and the creative arts, tackling everything from bestsellers to pop culture.

Vaseem Khan is the author of two award-winning crime series set in India, the Baby Ganesh Agency series set in modern Mumbai, and the Malabar House historical crime novels set in 1950s Bombay. His first book, The Unexpected Inheritance of Inspector Chopra, was selected by the Sunday Times as one of the 40 best crime novels published 2015-2020, and is translated into 17 languages. The second in the series won the Shamus Award in the US. In 2021, Midnight at Malabar House, won the Crime Writers Association Historical Dagger. The book was also shortlisted for the Theakston’s Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year. Vaseem was born in England, but spent a decade working in India.


The full fee for this course is £650. This includes your accommodation in a single room with shared bathroom, all meals, hot drinks and snacks from Monday afternoon until Saturday morning, and your tuition. For more information about the practicalities of our courses and retreats, please visit our About the Courses page.

A limited number of en-suite rooms are available for a £50 surcharge, and a limited number of Twin Room places are available at a discounted price of £600 per person. When booking a Twin Room place, please tell us in the comments box which gender you are and which gender(s) you are comfortable sharing a room with. This information will remain confidential.

A deposit is required to secure your place, which is non-refundable after a 14-day cooling-off period. The balance payment of £500 is due six weeks before the course begins. If you would like to pay the full amount earlier than this or at the point of booking, please call our booking office on 01463 592 828 or email info@moniackmhor.org.uk.

Please let us know if you have any access requirements, for example a ground floor bedroom and / or access to a wheelchair-accessible shower room. For more information about access to our courses, please visit our Access page.


This event is fully booked. Please email info@moniackmhor.org.uk to be added to the waiting list.

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