Crime fiction fans are in for a real treat next month at ‘Bute Noir’ where top author, Alex Gray, will be joining ten other crime writers for the inaugural festival.
Alex was born and educated in Glasgow. After studying English and Philosophy at the University of Strathclyde, she worked as a visiting officer for the DHSS, a time she looks upon as postgraduate education since it proved a rich source of character studies. She then trained as a secondary school teacher of English.
Alex began writing professionally in 1993 and had immediate success with short stories, articles and commissions for BBC radio programmes. She has been awarded the Scottish Association of Writers’ Constable and Pitlochry trophies for her crime writing.
A regular on the Scottish bestseller lists, her previous novels include ‘Five Ways to Kill a Man’, ‘Glasgow Kiss’, ‘Pitch Black’, ‘The Riverman’, ‘Never Somewhere Else’, ‘The Swedish Girl’ and ‘Keep the Midnight Out’. She is the co-founder of the international Scottish crime writing festival, ‘Bloody Scotland’, which had its inaugural year in 2012 and is the inspiration behind Bute Noir.
Alex will be appearing at a number of events across the island festival on August 5-6.
For full details of who will be speaking, and where, click here. Tickets for each event are £3.50, and are available from each of the three venues - Bute Museum, Rothesay Library, and Print Point - or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.