Granite Noir: Aberdeen’s crime writing festival | Friday 24 - Sunday 26 February 2017
Why are so many of us suspicious of true crime books, when we gobble up crime fiction? Who decided that fiction contains a moral centre that is missing from reportage, or that enjoying true crime books is as unseemly as rubbernecking at the scene of an accident? Why do certain real life tragedies capture the public - and so many writers’ - imagination? And don’t most crime novels have roots in real events? These are some of the issues these award-winning authors will tackle in a provocative, idea-filled session.
Denise Mina’s new novel, The Long Drop, is based on serial killer Peter Manuel, and set in 1950s Glasgow. Nicola White’s In the Rosary Garden, winner of the 2013 Dundee International Book Prize, was inspired by the Kerry Babies tribunal of the 1980s.
“Denise Mina has established herself as one of the most interesting and uncompromising writers in the crime genre” The Guardian
Granite Noir Ticket Discounts
Book for 4-7 events: Get 10% off | 8-12 events: Get 15% off | Full Weekend Pass: £90 inc. bf
(Full Weekend Pass excludes High Tea, Workshops, Family events, PPP & film screenings)