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Friday, November 22, 2013

Book Week in Wigtown

Wigtown County Buildings. 
Sunday 1st December
FREE From 4.30 to 6.00pm 

Michael J. Malone
Michael J. Malone and Douglas Skelton share their whimsical take on the books they love, writing fact and fiction, and the rise of Tartan Noir. These two writers are changing the Scottish crime scene with an Ayrshire take on the well-trodden turf of murder, mayhem and mischief, but they also both bring something genuinely new to the genre. Michael J. Malone wears many hats in the book world. He's a crime writer, published poet and non-fiction writer. He's also the Vice-President of the Scottish Association of Writers - an organisation that is dedicated to encouraging writers writing across all disciplines. And if that isn't enough he's the Regional Account Manager for Faber Factory Plus promoting the publishing output of 20 publishers to the trade the length and breadth of Scotland and North England. He is also a reviewer for the highly regarded

Douglas Skelton
 Douglas Skelton has been a bank clerk, civil servant, shelf stacker, meat porter, wine waiter (for three hours), taxi driver (for two days), reporter, editor and investigator. He is now an established non-fiction author of history and crime, with eleven books to his name including Deadlier Than the Male: Scotland's Most Wicked Women and Indian Peter, which was adapted for a BBC Scotland radio documentary. His book Frightener, co-written with Lisa Brownlie, was instrumental in cleaning the names of two men wrongly imprisoned for mass murder. He has appeared on a variety of documentaries and news programmes as an expert on Glasgow crime. Douglas has just published his first fiction book, Blood City.

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