As winter approaches and it gets darker and darker our minds may turn to curling up with a good book in front of the fire or perhaps what to buy for the crime fiction reader in your life for Christmas. The wee county is hosting a couple top notch crime events this month that can help you with that. It is very exciting!
Firstly author James Oswald will be at Alloa Library on Tuesday 24th November at 7pm. This event is free. His latest book is called Prayer for the Dead and in September this year The Bookseller announced that James had signed a significant 6 figure deal with publisher Michael Joseph for 2 new Inspector McLean books. I have spoken to James for my research and have enjoyed reading his work, he is a great story teller and I would encourage those of you who can get along to do so. The new library in the Speirs Centre is also work a look if you haven’t been in yet. Its a great community space and this is part of a series of Meet The Author events happening there.
The second event happening is an evening with Denise Mina at the Makers Gallery and Bistro in Alloa on Thursday 26th of November. Denise is one of our favourite speakers and it is always a pleasure to share in her passion about writing, politics and storytelling. Denise has worked on a series of graphic novels of Steig Larssons Millenium Trilogy so there is a link to Nordic noir fiction through her work too. I think this will be a cracking night and more details can be found on the poster below.
It is great to see these events happening locally as we often we have to travel to other bigger cities such as Stirling, Glasgow or Edinburgh to take part in similar events. Both events are happening during Book Week Scotland (November 23 -29th). Book Week Scotland is a week-long celebration of books and reading and attending events such as these can bring another dimension to your reading. Come along and say hello.
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