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Centre for the Novel hosts Liam McIlvanney

Saturday 23rd September, 7-8pm BST
Main Hall King's Pavilion, King's College Campus University of Aberdeen  

Centre for the Novel is proud to partner with WayWORD in hosting Liam McIlvanney in this year’s Annual Public Literary Event. Don’t miss this chance to hear one of the great Scottish crime writers, on literature, crime fiction, and his own work, including Tartan Noir masterpieces The Quaker and its recent sequel The Heretic. 

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Author of the bestselling novels featuring DI Duncan McCormack and journalist Gerry Conway, Liam McIlvanney now lives in New Zealand, but spent many years in Aberdeen and is known for his evocation of Glasgow and some of the darker sides of Scottish life and history. Don’t miss this chance to hear McIlvanney on literature, crime fiction, and his own work.


Liam McIlvanney was born in Scotland and studied at the universities of Glasgow and Oxford. He has written for numerous publications, including the London Review of Books, The Times Literary Supplement and the Guardian. His debut, Burns the Radical, won the Saltire First Book Award. His second novel, Where the Dead Men Go, won the 2014 Ngaio Marsh Award for Best New Zealand Crime Novel. His most recent novel, The Quaker, won the 2018 McIlvanney Prize for the Scottish Crime Book of the Year. He is Stuart Professor of Scottish Studies at the University of Otago, New Zealand, and lives in Dunedin with his wife and four sons.

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