Part of my job as writer in residence at Strathclyde University is to organise a series of visiting author talks. Which is great, because I get to invite my favourite authors to come and talk about their work. Like Chris Brookmyre. Yes, bestselling crime author Chris Brookmyre. Here he is, look:
Anyway, he’s coming TODAY. Yes, TODAY. At 5pm, in room LT509 in Livingstone Tower, Richmond Street, Glasgow. And it’s OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. And FREE. And there will be CHEAP WINE. And possibly CRISPS. And undoubtedly some QUALITY CHAT. And LAUGHS.
So please do come. It’ll be fun even if you’re not there, but it’ll be even more fun if you are there.
If you don’t know who Chris Brookmyre is, you really should. But if you don’t, here’s some blurb:
Chris Brookmyre was born in Glasgow in 1968 and educated at Glasgow University, where he earned an MA (Hons) in English and Theatre. He worked as a sub-editor in London and Edinburgh prior to the publication of his first novel, Quite Ugly One Morning, which won the First Blood Award in 1996 for the best first crime novel of the year.
Thirteen further novels followed, garnering him two Sherlock awards and the Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse Prize for Comic Writing in 2006. In 2005 he was named Glasgow University Young Alumnus of the Year and in 2007 he won the Glenfiddich Spirit of Scotland Award for writing. Brookmyre is renowned around the world as a fantastically entertaining performer of his own work, and this event promises to be a real cracker, so don’t miss out.