13 June 2016

Crime novelists at Edinburgh book festival


The 2016 Edinburgh International Book Festival, which runs from 13 to 29 August, features over 800 writers, poets, illustrators, politicians, journalists, historians, scientists, philosophers and playwrights from 55 countries.

Among this year's crime fiction highlights are:
  • Lawyer turned novelist Steve Cavanagh (27 August)
  • Tim Burgess of The Charlatans and Ian Rankin on their mutual passion for vinyl (18 August)
  • Edna O'Brien on her latest novel, The Little Red Chairs (16 August)
  • Val McDermid (22 August)
  • Paula Hawkins and Turkish crime writer Esmahan Aykol (13 August)
  • John Boyne and Simon Mayo on their latest thrillers (27 August)
  • Aberdonian crimewriter Stuart MacBride (19 August) 
  • Ben Aaronovitch on his Metropolitan PC Peter Grant crime novels (19 August) 
  • Neil Broadfoot and Michael J Malone on the crimewriting scene in Scotland (20 August)
  • Scottish crime writers Alex Gray and Denzil Meyrick (15 August)
  • Peter May on his latest crime novel, Coffin Road (26 August)
  • Marcus Sedgwick and Alice Thompson (27 August)
  • Mark Billingham interviewed by Val McDermid (27 August)
  • Kate Summerscale with Val McDermid (25 August)
  • James Oswald and Gunnar Staalesen on Eurocrime (28 August)
  • J M Gulvin and Ragnar J√≥nasson (28 August)
  • Chris Brookmyre on his latest thriller, Black Widow (21 August)