Jun 12 2014

A rising star of ‘Tartan Noir’, Glasgow-born Denise Mina has been charting the dark underbelly of Scotland since 1998, when the first of her award-winning Garnethill trilogy was published. In the years since, her highly-acclaimed Paddy Meehan trilogy has been dramatised for television, starring Jayd Johnson, Peter Capaldi and David Morrissey, with her Detective Alex Morrow novels currently in development. Mina is also a successful playwright and comic book writer, the latter including the graphic novel adaptation of The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo. In 2013, she became the first writer to win the Theakstons Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year Award for two consecutive years, with Gods and Beasts and The End of The Wasp Season. An enormously entertaining speaker, don’t miss this chance to see Mina talk about her career, in what is sure to be a highlight of this year’s Festival.

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