Meet McIlvanney Prize Winning Author Denise Mina

Earlier this month Denise Mina was announced as winner of the McIlvanney Prize for Scottish Crime.  Her story, 'The Long Drop', beat titles from Scottish crime writing heavy-weight Val McDermid and previous winner Craig Russell to claim the prize.  Mina is also the first female writer to win the McIlvanney Prize, making this is momentous occasion.

Following the announcement we're delighted to be welcoming Denise to the Dick Institute as part of Book Week Scotland in November.

Denise will discuss her “factional” novel  which focuses on the meeting of Scotland’s notorious serial killer Peter Manuel and businessman William Watt in a Glasgow bar in 1957.  Centring the story around William’s Watt’s attempt to clear his name as prime suspect in the murders of his wife, daughter and sister in law.

Lee Randall, chair of the judges for the McIlvanney Prize, described The Long Drop as “one of the books of 2017 – in any genre.”

Meet the Author - Denise Mina, £5 Thurs 30 Nov 7pm - book here.


Ahead of Book Week Scotland, Imprint Book Festival starts on Monday with a sell-out visit by The Flying Scotsman, Graeme Obree and continues with a brilliant line-up to celebrate the 10th Anniversary of the festival.