Tagged: Val McDermid

Val McDermid launches first new series in 20 years

Val McDermid will launch her first new series in almost 20 years with Sphere this summer, inspired by her experience as a young reporter in the 1970s.  ... Read more

Lit fest The Coast is Queer returns in 2021 with Stuart and McDermid

Douglas Stuart, the 2020 Booker Prize winner, is among confirmed speakers for Brighton & Hove’s LGBTQ+ literature festival, The Coast is Queer, returning after its inaugural year in 2019 in digital form from 5th-7th... Read more

Child, Cole and Rankin join online festival in support of food banks

Crime fiction writers, including Lee Child, Martina Cole and Ian Rankin, are participating in an online festival to raise money for the food bank charity Trussel... Read more

McDermid’s How the Dead Speak becomes 2020’s first fiction number one

Val McDermid’s How the Dead Speak (Sphere) has knocked Charlie Mackesy’s The Boy, The Mole, The Fox and The Horse (Ebury) from the UK Official Top 50 number one... Read more

ITV commissions Karen Pirie series based on McDermid's detective

ITV has commissioned a drama series based on Val McDermid’s The Distant Echo (HarperCollins), following Karen Pirie’s cold case investigations and produced by World Productions, the team... Read more

Canongate signs anthology of Scottish voices edited by Val McDermid

Canongate will publish an anthology offering “a new future from an astonishing array of Scottish voices” created by crime author Val McDermid and geographer Jo Sharp.... Read more

Author Ben Holden launches podcast to support libraries

Author Ben Holden will host a new podcast which celebrates libraries and indie bookshops, and aims to campaign against library cuts, with Jacqueline Wilson, Melvyn... Read more

Detection Club A-list for Howdunit title

More than 50 crime authors and members of the Detection Club, including Ian Rankin, Mick Herron and Val McDermid, will contribute to a HarperCollins-published title... Read more

McDermid unveils her pick of the top 10 LGBTQI+ writers in UK

Val McDermid has revealed her choice for the 10 most compelling LGBTQI+ writers working in the UK today, with a list including Fiona Mozley and... Read more

Fifty best thrillers by women list published 'to even the scales'

A list of 50 great thrillers by women, chosen by authors such as Sophie Hannah and Val McDermid, has been published by the Guardian following criticism of a Sunday... Read more

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