BLOODY SCOTLAND CONFIRMS THAT THE McILVANNEY PRIZE AND BLOODY SCOTLAND DEBUT PRIZE WILL GO AHEAD WITH NEW SPONSOR – THE GLENCAIRN GLASS

Longlist to be announced on Tuesday 23 June 2020 Finalists to be announced on Tuesday 1 September 2020 Winner to be to be announced on Friday 18 September 2020 As we wait to hear whether the Bloody Scotland Crime Writing Festival can go ahead (a decision is expected at the end of the month) there is good news around the annual prizes the FestivalContinue reading “BLOODY SCOTLAND CONFIRMS THAT THE McILVANNEY PRIZE AND BLOODY SCOTLAND DEBUT PRIZE WILL GO AHEAD WITH NEW SPONSOR – THE GLENCAIRN GLASS”

Bloody Scotland Days 2 and 3; Sat 21 , Sun 22nd September @BloodyScotland @Brownlee_Donald @mcdevitt_bob

The start of Bloody Scotland was such a blast, I was on a high as I began Day 2. My love of new writing combines perfectly with the Bloody Scotland ethos, so it was obvious that I was always going to be at the Debut novel panel. I had seen each of these panelists before,Continue reading “Bloody Scotland Days 2 and 3; Sat 21 , Sun 22nd September @BloodyScotland @Brownlee_Donald @mcdevitt_bob”

Bloody Scotland 2019: What an awesome weekend crime blast! @BloodyScotland @Brownlee_Donald #BloodyScotland2019

Friday 20 September Every year, it seems, Bloody Scotland just gets better and better. This year’s was a hugely enjoyable and informative blast of crime fiction, starting with the awarding of the McIlvanney Prize for the Best Scottish Crime Novel of the Year. Even the weather was glorious for the first two days of theContinue reading “Bloody Scotland 2019: What an awesome weekend crime blast! @BloodyScotland @Brownlee_Donald #BloodyScotland2019”

Crime Writers and Readers to stand up for Climate Justice at Bloody Scotland @BloodyScotland @JackieJamxx @Brownlee_Donald

Bloody Scotland International Crime Writing Festival 20-22 September 2019 Top crime writers from around the world will be gathering to support the global call for action on climate change and invite you to join them on Saturday 20 September 1-1.30pm At the beginning of the worldwide week of #ClimateStrike (20-27 September), authors attending Scotland’s annualContinue reading “Crime Writers and Readers to stand up for Climate Justice at Bloody Scotland @BloodyScotland @JackieJamxx @Brownlee_Donald”

A Breath on Dying Embers by Denzil Meyrick @BloodyScotland @lochlomonden @PolygonBooks #BloodyScotland #blogtour

Source: Review copyPublication: 11th July 2019 from Polygon PP: 400ISBN-13: 978-1846974755 Bloody Scotland is the highlight of my year. There’s no better place to see and listen to fabulous crime writers amidst the historic Stirling setting. And the books! Oh my goodness what books there are to treasure, to get signed, to fill up theContinue reading “A Breath on Dying Embers by Denzil Meyrick @BloodyScotland @lochlomonden @PolygonBooks #BloodyScotland #blogtour”

Bloody Scotland Reveals Final Four on Shortlist for McIlvanney Scottish Crime Book of the Year Prize 2019 @BloodyScotland @Brownlee_Donald

Bloody Scotland International Crime Writing Festival 20-22 September 2019 A panel of judges including Alison Flood, James Crawford and Stuart Cosgrove today revealed the finalists for The McIlvanney Prize 2019. They are the multi-talented Doug Johnstone who has a PhD in nuclear physics and moonlights as the manager and drummer for the Fun Lovin’ CrimeContinue reading “Bloody Scotland Reveals Final Four on Shortlist for McIlvanney Scottish Crime Book of the Year Prize 2019 @BloodyScotland @Brownlee_Donald”

MURDER THEY WROTE? TOP SCOTTISH CRIME WRITERS PEN THEIR FIRST JOINT STORY @BloodyScotland @Brownlee_Donald @SundayTimesScot

Four of Scotland’s bestselling crime writers are pooling their talents to write their first joint short story together, ahead of this month’s Bloody Scotland International Crime Writing Festival. Christopher Brookmyre, Val McDermid, Ian Rankin and Louise Welsh – who between them have sold tens of millions of copies of their books – have joined forcesContinue reading “MURDER THEY WROTE? TOP SCOTTISH CRIME WRITERS PEN THEIR FIRST JOINT STORY @BloodyScotland @Brownlee_Donald @SundayTimesScot”

REVEALED: BLOODY SCOTLAND ‘CRIME IN THE SPOTLIGHT’ WRITERS APPEARING WITH SOME OF THE BIGGEST NAMES AT THE 2019 FESTIVAL @BloodyScotland @Brownlee_Donald

Bloody Scotland will again be supporting new writers by pairing established authors with ‘support’ acts just starting out on their crime writing career. Graeme Macrae Burnet, author of His Bloody Project was famously ‘In the Spotlight’ as a support act for Ian Rankin before it was shortlisted for the Man Booker and the initiative hasContinue reading “REVEALED: BLOODY SCOTLAND ‘CRIME IN THE SPOTLIGHT’ WRITERS APPEARING WITH SOME OF THE BIGGEST NAMES AT THE 2019 FESTIVAL @BloodyScotland @Brownlee_Donald”

Nicola Sturgeon to take the stage with Ian Rankin at Bloody Scotland @BloodyScotland @beathigh @NicolaSturgeon @Brownlee_Donald

Bloody Scotland revealed today that the ‘special guest’ interviewing top crime writer Ian Rankin on Saturday 21 September will be First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon. A self-confessed crime fiction fan, the First Minister was last seen at the Theakston’s International Crime Festival in Harrogate singing backing vocals with the Fun Lovin’ Crime Writers, hot from theirContinue reading “Nicola Sturgeon to take the stage with Ian Rankin at Bloody Scotland @BloodyScotland @beathigh @NicolaSturgeon @Brownlee_Donald”

THE McILVANNEY PRIZE 2019 LONGLIST ANNOUNCED FOR THE SCOTTISH CRIME BOOK OF THE YEAR & THE SHORTLIST FOR THE INAUGURAL McILVANNEY DEBUT PRIZE 2019

I went to Bloody Scotland and I was just knocked out….this event was so friendly, so supportive I was honestly overwhelmed’William McIlvanney – speaking on BBC Scotland, 2012 Three years ago the Scottish Crime Book of the Year Award was renamed the McIlvanney Prize in memory of William McIlvanney who is often described as theContinue reading “THE McILVANNEY PRIZE 2019 LONGLIST ANNOUNCED FOR THE SCOTTISH CRIME BOOK OF THE YEAR & THE SHORTLIST FOR THE INAUGURAL McILVANNEY DEBUT PRIZE 2019”

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