I was up at the National Museum of Scotland today, plotting Written In Blood, my crime writing workshop as part of RebusFest on 1st July. Lots of death and crime for inspiration up there, it’s gonna be a LOT of fun. You can find out more and book tickets here.
I’m delighted to be taking part in RebusFest, a weekend of events celebrating 30 years of yer man. I’m not at the whisky masterclass, sadly, but I am conducting a crime writing workshop at the National Museum of Scotland all day on Sat 1st July. I GUARANTEE that all participants will write as well as Ian by the end of the day, and will have long and successful careers in crime writing. Absolutely guarantee it. All the details are here.
illustration by Dom McKenzie
Here’s my latest book reviews in The Big Issue magazine, cracking fiction in the shape of Dalila (Jonathan Cape) by Jason Donald and Virgin and Other Stories (Granta) by April Ayers Lawson.
Box of books, out May 4th.
I’m at the Aye Write festival in Glasgow on Sunday evening, talking with Michael J. Malone and Louise Beech about thriller writing. Come along, folks!
Here’s a fun wee thing I recorded for the Royal Literary Fund about why I write. WARNING: Contains my voice.
New issue of Gutter Magazine is out. I have a story in there called ‘Moby Dickheads’. It is quite nasty.