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Lives of Crime

with Martin Edwards & Doug Skelton

22 May - 22 May 2022

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Join bestselling author Fiona Valpy as she sits down with Martin Edwards and Douglas Skelton to discuss crime writing and what it means to create fiction and non-fiction in this genre.

Join bestselling author Fiona Valpy as she sits down with Martin Edwards and Douglas Skelton to discuss crime writing.

Together, Fiona Valpy, Martin Edwards and Doug Skelton will discuss crime writing and what it means to create fiction and non-fiction in this genre.

 

Martin Edwards is a member of the 'Murder Squad' collective of crime writers, and became the longest-serving Chair of the Crime Writers’ Association (CWA) since its founder John Creasey. In 2015, he was elected eighth President of the Detection Club; his predecessors include G.K. Chesterton, Dorothy L. Sayers, and Agatha Christie. He is Archivist of the CWA and of the Detection Club, and serves as a consultant to the British Library’s Crime Classics. His latest installment of the Lake District Mysteries,'The Crooked Shore' is out now.

 

Douglas Skelton is a crime writer who specialises in fiction and non-fiction from the darker side of ourworld. His non-fiction charts the true-life exploits of murderers, criminals and cause celebres. The settings for his crime fiction range from the tough street of Glasgow to the wildness of the Scottish Highlands.

 

Chair: Fiona Valpy is a bestselling author of Contemporary and Historical Fiction whose books have been translated into more than twenty languages. She lives in Dunkeld and is a Patron of the Birnam Book Festival.

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Pop in to the Foyer Cafe for breakfast, grab a delicious coffee with a selection of our homemade baking or enjoy a light lunch whilst browsing on the free WiFi. Wander upstairs to view the latest of our monthly art exhibitions before visiting the world of Beatrix Potter, or the Gift Shop to purchase a special gift for your loved ones or yourself!

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One of the most wonderful weekends of my life. Thanks to all at the Birnam Book Festival, Guest of Honour, author and musician.

Peggy Seeger   |   Birnam Book Festival 2018

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