Christopher Brookmyre

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Ambrose Parry - The Way of All the Flesh

29 Aug 20183 stars

Dispensing with the cagey Robert Galbraith school of taking pseudonyms, in which JK Rowling tried to pass off the fact that the crime novelist of Strike series fame wasn't actually her for a time, Ambrose Parry has been upfront right from the beginning.

Inspired by Rip It Up, Scottish authors share their favourite music memories

11 Jul 2018

Chris Brookmyre, Marisa Haetzman, Olga Wojtas, Lin Anderson, Peter Ross, Stuart Cosgrove, Denise Mina and Alan Parks wax nostalgic about Scottish pop

To coincide with the Rip It Up exhibition at the National Museum of Scotland, we spoke to a number of authors appearing at the Book Festival about one moment in Scottish pop history that sticks in their memory.

Six Events to book now for ReimagiNation: Glenrothes

16 Mar 2018

You don't want to miss some of the most interesting acts at the Glenrothes book festival

The Edinburgh International Book Festival has announced more details for their new pop-up festival ReimagiNation: Glenrothes, which takes place Thur 17 May--Sat 19 May at Rothes Hall. The tour is part of a five-stop tour of Scottish New Towns that marks…

The Hot 100 2017: 100–91

1 Nov 2017

Limmy, Christopher Brookmyre, Craft Scotland and The Soup Movement among our favourite cultural contributors this year

Another blockbuster year of Scottish culture has just whizzed by and once again we've taken on the monumental task of ranking in order our top movers, shakers and pioneers. From award winners, artistic directors, new talents, experienced campaigners…

Lyceum Variety Nights

7 Nov 20164 stars

A very 21st century take on the concept of the theatrical variety show, often dark and introspective but with an emphatic, inventive resonance

There's an undoubted boldness to this new onstage venture from the curatorial hand of Jenny Lindsay and her stated desire to create 'an experiment in democratising theatre and bringing in new artforms', which makes it entirely in keeping with David…

Bloody Scotland crime writing festival enjoys most successful year yet

22 Sep 2014

'Tartan noir' highlights include Christopher Brookmyre, Denise Mina, Tony Parsons and Ian Rankin

Bloody Scotland started in 2012 with the intention of showcasing the best of Scottish and international crime writing. This has been the festival’s most successful year yet, with packed out author events and less traditional happenings, such as a…

Ian Rankin, Tony Parsons, Kathy Reichs and Ian Mcwhirter among highlights at Bloody Scotland 2014

27 Aug 2014

The crime fiction festival also welcomes Denise Mina, John Gordon Sinclair and David Hewson

Now an established literary festival which continues to grow and attract ever more well-known international guests, Stirling-based Bloody Scotland was established with the intention of celebrating what co-founder Lin Anderson calls 'Scotland’s other…

This weekend at the 2014 Edinburgh International Book Festival: Fri 15–Sun 17 Aug

15 Aug 2014

Highlights include Julian Cope, Katy Brand, Gordon Brown and Maggie O'Farrell

Friday’s highlights include Julian Cope, one of contemporary music’s most interesting chaps – as well as one of the busiest, judging by his output as a musician, author, historian, antiquarian, cultural commentator, and now, novelist. He'll be talking…

Ian Rankin, Denise Mina and Christopher Brookmyre among highlights of 2014 Bloody Scotland crime writing festival

4 Jun 2014

Tony Parsons, John Gordon Sinclair and MC Beaton also set for Stirling-based festival

A medieval murder mystery set in Stirling Castle, a drama based on the trial of one of Scotland’s most notorious killers and updates on the first Poirot novel in almost 40 years - Bloody Scotland, Scotland’s crime writing festival, is back like a TV…

Jo Nesbo, William McIlvanney and Lee Child lined up for Bloody Scotland 2013

27 Aug 2013

Co-founder and crime author Lin Anderson looks forward to this year's crime fiction fest

Bloody Scotland Scotland’s International Crime Writing Festival returns in September after a hugely successful entrance into the festival fray in 2012 ‘It was a great idea waiting to happen’, says Lin Anderson, one of Bloody Scotland’s co-founding…

Christopher Brookmyre - Flesh Wounds

11 Jul 20134 stars

Scottish crime fiction author goes darker in latest novel

Jasmine Sharp, the aspiring actress-turned-private investigator who first appeared in Where the Bodies are Buried, returns for a third outing in Chris Brookmyre’s latest delve into the murky world of Glasgow’s criminal underworld. When top gangster…

Christopher Brookmyre - Bedlam

22 Jan 20133 stars

Slightly overcooked but overall enjoyable sci-fi comedy from the erstwhile crime writer

For his 15th book, Glaswegian writer Christopher Brookmyre forsakes crime capers for the first in a trilogy of gaming-based sci-fi novels, tied to future multi-platform games from virtual environment creators RedBedlam. Despite an intentionally…

Tartan noir: An A-to-Z of Scottish crime writing

2 Nov 2012

A dictionary of Scottish literature’s darkest genre

A is for Aberdeen While Edinburgh and Glasgow get most of the crime fiction attention, the Granite City has been re-awakened from its seemingly law-abiding slumbers by the likes of writers Lance Black, Bill Kirton and MG Kincaid while Stuart MacBride is…

The Arches: 21 defining moments

18 Oct 2012

The cutting edge venue turns 21 this year - here are some of the stand-out moments in its history

1. Cafe Loco October 1991 First set up as an experiment by Arches founder Andy Arnold to bring theatre to clubbers, Cafe Loco showcased numerous emerging and experimental performers including early sightings of performance company Mischief La…

Profile: Louise Welsh, author of The Cutting Room and Naming the Bones

1 Feb 2012

The crime author is set to appear at three literary events this month

Ever since she exploded onto the Scottish literary scene in 2002 with her literary detective novel The Cutting Room, Louise Welsh has proved to be an astute explorer of human frailty. She describes her quartet of acclaimed novels as quests in which an…

EIBF 2011: Christopher Brookmyre adopts subtle pseudonym for latest work - interview

23 Aug 2011

Chris, not Christopher, for Where the Bodies are Buried

When Christopher Brookmyre has three syllables thrown at him, he knows he’s done something wrong. Despite his full first-name appearing on every book jacket since his debut novel in 1997, those around Brookmyre have called him Chris for years. ‘I tend…

Christopher Brookmyre set for Edinburgh Book Festival appearance

9 Aug 2011

Name-shifting Scottish scribe retains his trademarks

When Christopher Brookmyre has three syllables thrown at him, he knows he’s done something wrong. Despite his full first-name appearing on every book jacket since his debut novel in 1997, those around Brookmyre have called him Chris for years. ‘I tend…

Christopher Brookmyre - Where the Bodies are Buried

23 May 2011

Author introduces a new cast of characters for latest novel

Crime fiction thrives on familiarity. The same detectives dashing through the same shady streets to track down the latest stick in their craw. Christopher Brookmyre has given us a few charismatic serial characters over the years – the maverick…

The List: 25 Years - A night at the Arches, Glasgow featuring Errors, King Creosote and Come on Gang!

5 Oct 2010

Event celebrates 25th anniversary of The List Magazine

After 25 years of writing about other people's events, we've decided to put on our own... and it's been worth the wait. We're taking over The Arches for one Friday night only, showcasing the best of Scottish culture, including many of favourite bands…

Christopher Brookmyre discusses Pandaemonium around Scotland

7 Sep 2010

A busy old fortnight for the king of comedic Tartan Noir with his opening event of three coming as part of a highly impressive double bill with Mark Billingham, whose ’tec, DI Thorne, will soon be made flesh on the small Sky One screen c/o David…

Further Edinburgh Book Festival highlights 2010

15 Jul 2010

In addition to events featuring Will Self, Heather Brooke and youth fiction-writers Tohby Riddle, John Green, Meg Rosoff, Cathy Cassidy there are plenty more highlights in the Edinburgh Book Festival programme.

Edinburgh Book Festival's Unbound invites fresh approach from DisComBoBuLate, Irregular and Gutter

7 Jul 2010

Here at List Towers we love a bit of innovation, and this year’s festivals appear to be bringing it in spades. Case in point, the Book Festival’s all-new Unbound. Taking a refreshingly out-of-the-box approach, over 18s are invited to a nightly free…

Book and Literary festivals in Scotland 2010

28 May 2010

With Glasgow’s Aye Write! and Aberdeen’s Word behind us for another year, Scotland’s book lovers are now holding their breath for the real heavyweight of the nation’s literary calendar, the Edinburgh Book Festival (Charlotte Square, Edinburgh, Sat…

Diana Athill, Paddy Doyle and Iain Banks set for Wigtown Book Festival

15 Sep 2009

Tucked away on the Galloway coast, pretty little Wigtown is home to one of Scotland's worst kept literary secrets. After a bumper year in 2008, the annual Wigtown Book Festival looks set for its busiest year on record, with more than 170 events over 10…

Hitlist: Books

3 Sep 2009

Mary Brennan As Scottish Ballet opens a new chapter on its story with a move to Glasgow’s Tramway, The Herald dance critic celebrates the company’s many successes as she talks about her lavishly illustrated book, Scottish Ballet: Forty Years.