18:30 - 19:30
Part of the EICC's Innovation Nation series of free public talks, Innovation Books will celebrate Scottish crime writing, which has become renowned around the world.
There is no real tradition of crime writing in the country much before the late sixties. So why has this tartan brand of fiction grown so rapidly and so successfully? What can we learn from the emergence of some of the world’s best crime writers right here on our doorstep?
Authors and founding directors of Bloody Scotland - Scotland's International Crime Writing Festival, Lin Anderson and Gordon Brown, will talk about the unique place that Scottish crime writing holds on the world stage.
Lin and Gordon will discuss why they feel Scottish crime writing has been so successful and what has made Bloody Scotland, now in its seventh year, one of the biggest and best crime writing festivals in the world.
18:00 Doors open - tea and coffee available
18:30 Innovation Books with Lin Anderson and Gordon Brown