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Granite Noir 2024: Is there a Killer in You?

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Granite Noir 2024: Is there a Killer in You?

Chaired by Peggy Hughes

Alice Slater has rocked the book world and beyond with Death of a Bookseller –  a potential friendship blooms into morbid obsession, Roach becomes determined to be a part of Laura’s story – whether Laura wants her in it or not. You’ll be left looking over your shoulder eternally.

In the tale of Anna O, a woman famed for having murdered her two best friends in her sleep falls into a 4-year long coma herself. Is she guilty? Can a sleep psychologist wake her and find out? A literary thriller that explores true crime and infamy, and the fascinating subject of sleep crimes. Matthew Blake will keep you up at night well after you’ve devoured the book.



About the Speakers

Alice Slater

Alice Slater is a writer, editor and ex-bookseller from London. She co-hosts the literary podcast What Page Are You On?, and edited Outsiders: A Short Story Anthology (3 of Cups Press). Her fiction has been shortlisted for the Bridport Prize and appeared in Dear Damsels, Cunning Folk, and On Anxiety (3 of Cups Press). Her first novel, DEATH OF A BOOKSELLER is a Sunday Times Bestseller. It was published by Hodder (UK) and Scarlet Publishing (US) in April 2023.

Matthew Blake


Peggy Hughes

Peggy Hughes is Head of Programmes at the National Centre for Writing, a literature house dedicated to the exploration and celebration of the artform of writing based in Norwich. Previously, she worked in various literature organisations in Scotland, including the Edinburgh International Book Festival, Scottish Poetry Library, Literary Dundee at the University of Dundee, and the Edinburgh UNESCO City of Literature Trust. Peggy chaired Literature Alliance Scotland, Scotland’s largest network for literature organisations, from 2017 until August 2021 and is now a trustee. She is also on the board for the publishers 404Ink and the charity Open Book Reading, and frequently chairs literary events around the UK.

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