Crime: Val McDermid & Louise Welsh, Guest: Mary Paulson-Ellis

Crime: Val McDermid & Louise Welsh, Guest: Mary Paulson-Ellis

Date(s) - Mon 18th Jun - Sat 23rd Jun, 2018
All Day

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

Anatomy Lessons

The heart, blood and bones of a good crime novel are character, story, and sense of place. All covered in a skin of good writing. Louise Welsh and Val McDermid will share the lessons they’ve learned from their long and successful crime writing careers and work closely with aspiring writers to help them shape their work in the genre.

Val McDermid is an internationally best-selling, award winning writer. She has published 31 novels, children’s fiction, non-fiction, radio drama and short stories. She is a regular broadcaster on BBC Radio 4 and is lead vocalist with Fun Lovin’ Crime Writers. She lives in Edinburgh.

Louise Welsh is the author of eight novels, most recently No Dominion, the last volume of The Plague Times Trilogy. Louise has received numerous awards and international fellowships, including an Honorary Doctor of Arts from Edinburgh Napier University and an Honorary Fellowship from the University of Iowa’s International Writing Program. She is Professor of Creative Writing at the University of Glasgow.

Mary Paulson-Ellis’ debut novel, The Other Mrs Walker, was a Times bestseller and a Waterstones Scottish Book of the Month. Her second, The Inheritance of Solomon Farthing will be published in 2019. Mary has an MLitt in Creative Writing from Glasgow University. On graduating she was awarded the inaugural Curtis Brown Prize for Fiction. She has been shortlisted as a Breakthrough Author in the Books Are My Bag Readers Awards and a Rising Star in the DIVA Literary Awards 2017. She likes to write about the ‘murderous’ side of family life.


This course is now fully booked. Please contact us on or 01463 741 675 to be added to the waiting list.

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