Sunday, 17 January 2010

Aye, Right, it's Aye Write.

Glasgow's Aye Write festival programme is now up. Crime fiction (and vaguely crime fiction related) events are as follows:

Friday 5th March - William Boyd - 19.30-20.30
Sunday 7th March - Christopher Brookmyre - 15.30-16.30
Sunday 7th March - an event about the life and trial of supposed Victorian poisoner Madeleine Smith - 18.30-1930
Sunday 7th March - Karen Campbell - 19.45-21.oo (as part of the Tesco Bank Summer Reads programme)
Tuesday 9th March - Ruth Dudley Edwards and Stuart Neville - 19.30-20.30
Wednesday 10th March - Louise Welsh - 19.30-21.00
Friday 12th March - Denise Mina and Bryan Talbot - 19.30-21.00 (on graphic novels)
Friday 12th March - Dan Rhodes and Alan Bissett - 19.30-20.30
Saturday 13th 12.30-1.30 - Allan Guthrie and Denise Mina

For those who fancy a trip to the Isle of Man an evening of Mannslaughter and Mayhem on Saturday April 24th - Allan Guthrie, Stuart MacBride and some fraud who is feeling sick at the very thought.

The New York Times on Sherlock Holmes. We went to see the wonderful Ray Winstone in gangster-movie-with-a-difference 44 INCH CHEST this weekend and there was a huge queue for Sherlock Holmes.

Aly Monroe with a very thoughtful post on the value of translators.

Charles Cumming on espionage. And a mini-review of his TYPHOON in USA Today.

Philip Kerr's THE ONE FROM THE OTHER and A QUIET FLAME reviewed in Open Letters Monthly.


  1. Donna,

    What about me? I love the damned place so much they named me after it...



  2. in case that seems like a non sequitur, I meant my absence from the list of blogs and your declaration at left about Scotland and writers and...I may have had a bit to drink last night.

  3. Scott - as one of my favourite authors (Folks, if you haven't read COTTONWOOD or THE ICE HARVEST, do yourselves a favour and rush out and buy them), and writer of one of my favourite strange blogs, I've added you to the Criminally Good Links section. Now, when's the next book due out?

  4. I haven't even heard of 44 INCH CHEST, but I love Ray Winstone. I'll need to keep an eye out for it, though I'm sure I'll have to wait for DVD, since the philistines in this town who decide what movies are shown aren't to be counted on to Do The Right Thing.

  5. Thanks for the kudos....
    September in the US, who knows in the UK, but I'll get you a copy before that

  6. Chris - great film - a little bit different.

    Scott - woohoo! Can't wait - thank you :o)