Monthly Archives: August 2011

smokepackheadsmen – the aftermath

Aye so, had a great time at the Edinburgh International Book Festival last Friday – seems like ages ago already. Myself and Alan Bissett kicked out the jams in literary stylee, fielding such delightful questions as ‘what’s the most illegal … Continue reading

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tom morton’s radio scotland show tomorrow

Aye so, I have the great pleasure of appearing on Tom Morton‘s radio show tomorrow (Thursday 25th Aug) on Radio Scotland. The show kicks off at 2.30pm, think I’m on about 3. Probably talking about the book and the music … Continue reading

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allan guthrie’s thuggish thirteen

Well, I was extremely chuffed to appear in Allan Guthrie’s Thuggish Thirteen, a selection of ‘brit grit’ authors you should read, as part of Ashedit‘s ongoing British crime writing blog. Some great writers in there, including some good friends, and … Continue reading

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massive smokeheads review at the crime of it all

There’s a massive review of Smokeheads over at The Crime of it All, courtesy of Cormac O’Siochain. He manages to be both very positive and very negative about it in the same review. My favourite line is: ‘Iā€™m left with … Continue reading

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smokeheads: cracking reviews and sweary interviews

Aye so, there’s been a wee flurry of Smokeheads-related shite appearing in papers and online over the last few days, what with the sexy, new paperback version coming out. Here’s a quick rundown: Excellent review in The Independent on Sunday. … Continue reading

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my book is out today (again)!

Publication day! Again! Smokeheads is out in its mass market paperback format today, five wee months after it first came into the world as a trade paperback. You can buy it here. It has a new cover: Which I like … Continue reading

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audacious author q&a

I always find it’s best to do online Q&A interviews when you’re a bit pished. Lately I had a backlog of them, so I had a few whiskies last night and bashed out some suitably erudite answers. The first one … Continue reading

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