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Zoe Strachan in Conversation with Denise Mina

This event will be hosted on Zoom and you will be sent a link to attend the meeting once you book on Eventbrite.

Join Creative Conversations and East Ayrshire Libraries on World Book Night as we chat with author Denise Mina about her latest novel, The Less Dead.

After a peripatetic childhood in Glasgow, Paris, London, Invergordon, Bergen and Perth, Denise Mina left school early and worked a number of jobs before studying at night school to get into Glasgow University Law School.

Denise went on to study for a PhD at Strathclyde, where she wrote her first novel. This was Garnethill, published in 1998, which won the Crime Writers Association John Creasy Dagger for Best First Crime Novel.

She has now published 14 novels and also writes short stories, plays and graphic novels. In 2014 she was inducted into the Crime Writers’ Association Hall of Fame.

Denise presents TV and radio programmes as well as regularly appearing in the media, and has made a film about her own family.

She regularly appears at literary festivals in the UK and abroad, leads masterclasses on writing and was a judge for the Bailey’s Prize for Women’s Fiction 2014 and for the Cohen Prize in 2017.

Creative Conversations is programmed by the University of Glasgow Creative Writing Programme and funded by the Ferguson Bequest. Professor Thomas Ferguson (1900-1977), Henry Mechan Chair of Public Health (1944-64), bequeathed his estate to the University, with the instruction that the money should be used to foster the social side of University life.

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