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Granite Noir:

Pandemic Tales

Chaired by Katie Goh

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Granite Noir: Pandemic Tales

Three perspectives. Three compelling tales. Catherine Ryan Howard’s pandemic thriller 56 Days has us wondering if lockdown has created the opportunity to commit the perfect crime. In How to Survive Everything, Ewan Morrison shows us one teenage girl’s survival guide for navigating life during a deadly pandemic. In The Health of Strangers, by Lesley Kelly, we meet the North Edinburgh Health Enforcement Team, an uneasy mix of seconded Police and health service staff working to stem the spread of a mutant virus.

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About the authors

Catherine Ryan Howard

Catherine Ryan Howard is an internationally bestselling crime writer from Cork, Ireland.

Catherine Ryan Howard’s debut novel Distress Signals was published by Corvus in 2016 while she was studying English literature at Trinity College Dublin. It went on to be shortlisted for both the Irish Crime Novel of the Year and the CWA John Creasey/New Blood Dagger. Her second novel, The Liar’s Girl, was published to critical acclaim in 2018 and was a finalist for the Mystery Writers of America Edgar Award for Best Novel 2019. That same year, Rewind was shortlisted for the Irish Crime Novel of the Year and was an Irish Times bestseller. In 2020, The Nothing Man was shortlisted for the Irish Book awards. She is currently based in Dublin.

Ewan Morrison

Ewan Morrison is a multi-award-winning novelist, screenwriter and essayist. His 2019 novel, Nina X, won the Saltire Society Scottish Fiction Book of the Year and is currently being developed as a feature film with an award-winning director. He has previously won the Scottish Book of the Year Fiction Prize (2013) and the Glenfiddich Scottish Writer of the Year (2012). His first feature film, an adaptation, was released in five territories in 2016, and was a finalist for four international film awards. American Blackout, a feature length docudrama co-written by Morrison, reached an estimated audience of 30 million viewers. Morrison has also been nominated for three Scottish BAFTAs.

Lesley Kelly

Lesley Kelly has worked in the public and voluntary sectors for the past twenty-five years, dabbling in poetry and stand-up comedy along the way. She has won a number of writing competitions, including The Scotsman’s Short Story award in 2008, and was long-listed for the McIlvanney Prize in 2016.

She lives in Edinburgh with her husband and two sons.

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