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Granite Noir:

The Power of the Past

Chaired by Alex Clark

  • 26 Feb 2022
  • 6:00pm
  • Lemon Tree

Overview

Granite Noir: The Power of the Past

Our authors focus in on the past in a new series and explore some of Scotland’s most murky history. In Rizzio, Denise Mina brilliantly portrays the sexual dynamics and politics of power – between men and women, monarch and subjects, master and servants. Offering a visceral depiction of a culture of fear and superstition in Hex, Jenni Fagan explores the lingering connections between womanhood and the occult, and the obsessive mania of a king who saw the threat of demons and witches all around him.

Price

£9.50

Further Information

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About the authors

Denise Mina

Denise Mina was born in East Kilbride in 1966. Her novels include The End of the Wasp Season and Gods and Beasts, both of which won the prestigious Theakstons Old Peculiar Crime Novel of the Year Award in consecutive years. Her novel Conviction was a Reese Witherspoon Book Club Pick and a Sunday Times, Observer and Telegraph ‘Book of the Year’. Denise also writes short stories, and in 2006 wrote her first play. She is a regular contributor to TV and radio.

Jenni Fagan

Jenni Fagan was born in Scotland. She graduated from Greenwich University and won a scholarship to the Royal Holloway MFA programme. She has just completed her PhD at the University of Edinburgh. A published poet and novelist, she has won awards from Creative Scotland, Dewar Arts, Scottish Screen and Scottish Book Trust among others, and has twice been nominated for the Pushcart Prize. Jenni was selected as one of Granta’s Best Young British Novelists after the publication of her debut novel, The Panopticon, which was shortlisted for the Desmond Elliott Prize and the James Tait Black Prize. Her adaptation of The Panopticon was staged by the National Theatre of Scotland to great acclaim. The Sunlight Pilgrims, her second novel, was shortlisted for the Royal Society of Literature Encore Award and the Saltire Fiction Book of the Year Award, and saw her win Scottish Author of the Year at the Herald Culture Awards. She lives in Edinburgh with her son.

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