I will be appearing at the Cromarty Crime and Thrillers Weekend which starts on 25th April 2014, as part of a programme that includes appearances by Ian Rankin, Ann Cleeves, Alex Grey and Stuart McBride.
I have an author/screenwriter appearance at 7:30pm on Thursday 28th November, 2013 at the Belmont Cinema in Aberdeen.
As part of Aberdeen City Libraries’ Book Week Scotland programme, join Lin Anderson, creator of the successful forensic thriller series featuring Dr Rhona MacLeod, co-founder of the 'Bloody Scotland' Crime Writing Festival and award winning screenwriter, to discover the dark world of crime and her secrets of writing for the screen.
The evening will include a screening of her award winning short film 'River Child' and will end with an opportunity to chat with Lin.
Refreshments provided in the Bar area after the event.
I will be at Stirling Castle for the National Final of the Scottish Thistle awards on the evening of Friday 15th November, 2013. Bloody Scotland is in the final, in the Best Cultural Event category. It will be a "Crime" if we don't win!
I gave a Crime Writing workshop to a Tyne & Esk Writers group at Dalkeith Arts Centre at 2pm on Saturday 9th November, 2013.
I had an author event as part of East Dunbartonshire Libraries ‘Watching the Scottish Detectives week’ at Milngavie Library at 7pm on Thursday 10th October, 2013. It was great to meet so many Rhona MacLeod fans.
Body in the library: team Leader Elizabeth Murray and cultural assistant Vivien Martin
What is ane KING? Nought but ane officer'
It was like being part of history to be at the first performance of the full version of Sir David Lindsay's A SATIRE OF THE THREE ESTATES since 1554, outdoors, in glorious sunshine, in the gardens of Linlithgow Palace. Five wonderful hours of what is very much a Play for Today, and the most important play produced in Scotland before the 20th century. (7th June, 2013) ... more
The Bloody Scotland Crime-Writing Festival has won a regional award in the Best Cultural Event category of the Scottish Thistle Awards. As co-founder of Bloody Scotland, I attended the awards ceremony, in Edinburgh on Thursday 6th June, 2013, and was delighted that all the hard work everyone involved has put in over the past few years has been recognised in this way.
With the re-publication of William McIlvanney's Laidlaw there is a nice piece in Shari Low's Book Club in the Scottish Daily Record of 1st June, 2013 where authors (including Lin Anderson) give their thoughts on Willie as an inspiration.
Publishing Director Wayne Brookes has bought the next two Rhona MacLeod novels, to be written again by Scottish crime writer Lin Anderson. World rights were acquired from Jenny Brown at Jenny Brown Associates.
The novels will be released in August 2014 and August 2015.
Lin Anderson has published eight novels and one novella in the highly successful forensic thriller series featuring Dr Rhona MacLeod, which have been translated into several languages and are currently being developed for television.
Lin Anderson commented,
“I feel very excited and privileged to be joining Pan Macmillan, who publish some of the best crime writers in the UK and beyond. I'm delighted that I now share a home with those I've admired for a very long time. For a writer, it doesn't come any better than that.”
Jenny Brown said,
“We have been bowled over by the irresistible enthusiasm and energy of Wayne and his team to publish Lin Anderson's writing, building on its existing success, and their vision for introducing a whole new readership to her Rhona MacLeod series.”
Wayne Brookes added,
“I’ve long been an admirer of Lin Anderson’s crime novels and am extremely happy that Lin has chosen to make her new home at Pan Macmillan. The Rhona MacLeod series has massive potential, and these new books will give great satisfaction to Lin’s current fans as well as enthral a whole new legion of readers.’
I attended a wonderful Laidlaw book relaunch event on 2nd May, 2013, at Waterstones Edinburgh West End with William McIlvanney (chaired by Alan Taylor). Willie was in great form, going effortlessly from his love of Michel de Montaigne to Kris Kristofferson and back again via the bus that his dad's dog used to travel on by itself (in the bit under the stairs) ...
William McIlvanney Lin Anderson
Bloody Scotland 2013 was featured on the BBC website (23rd April 2013):
I had an appearance at Murder in Moffat on at 2:00pm on Saturday 20th April, 2013, at the Old Well Theatre, where I was be in conversation with Michael Malone.
I had an Edinburgh Reads appearance at 7:00pm on Friday 19th April, 2013, at Edinburgh Central Library.
Crime in the City - Turkish Writers Come to Town
Turkish writers, Ahmet Ümit and Murat Mentes visit Edinburgh as part of a British Council cultural exchange and celebration of Turkey in 2013 (part of the Cultural Programme of the Market Focus at the London Book Fair).
Ahmet Ümit is a leading figure in Turkish crime writing and several of his novels have been adapted for screen and television. Murat Mentes is an up-and-coming young thriller writer.
Lin Anderson is author of acclaimed crime series featuring Rhona MacLeod, Glaswegian forensic scientist. Charied by Canan Marasligil, writer and Translator-in-Residence at the Free Word Centre in London, our three writers will explore 'Crime in the City'
I had a great time meeting with the writers at the lovely Creebridge House Hotel.
Top Tartan Noir Writer Coming to Galloway
A rare opportunity - get top tips on thriller writing.
On Saturday April 6th, 2013, Lin Anderson will be leading a two hour workshop at the Creebridge House Hotel in Newton Stewart from 2pm.
Lin is the author of the popular Rhona MacLoud series of crime thrillers which includes Driftnet, Picture Her Dead and Torch. She is the co founder of the Bloody Scotland book festival and is currently the chair of the Society of Authors in Scotland.
The workshop is being held as part of the Dumfries & Galloway Rural Literature Development Hub and the cost to any writer living within the region is just £5. This price, which includes refreshments, also applies to any writer living outwith the region but who is a member of a Dumfries and Galloway writers' group. The cost for anyone outside the region is £25.
The event has been organised by the Wigtown based BookTown Writers group and spokeswoman Anni Telford said: "We are absolutely thrilled that Lin has agreed to come to Newton Stewart. This is a marvellous opportunity with one of Scotland's leading crime writers but places are limited."
For further information or to book your place please contact Anni by e mailing mail@booktownwriters or telephone 07501 046501.
I had a couple of appearances at the 2013 Edinburgh International Science Festival ...
At 18:00 on 27th March 2013 (venue - Teviot Row Dining Room) the subject was Death, Drugs and Dynamite :
In a courtroom, the forensics expert carries the heavy responsibility of interpreting and evaluating evidence for the jury. The public’s sense of justice and the growing popularity of television crime drama have increased the expectation placed on this scientific discipline. Can science provide all the answers, and are they the right ones? Professor Alan Jamieson, Director of the Forensic Institute in Glasgow, in conversation with author and screenwriter Lin Anderson (creator of forensic scientist Rhona MacLeod), takes an entertaining look at the science of crime and some of the crimes of science.
I also had a Our Wired World appearance with futurist Robin Mannings at 8:30pm on 27th March 2013 at Teviot Row.
The smart phones we now carry contain more computing power than NASA used to send Neil Armstrong to the moon! The IT revolution has had an impact on everything from communication to leisure time to political transformation and our world is now saturated with technology.
Join futurist Robin Mannings and author Lin Anderson as they explore how the internet, social media and computing are not only shaping our daily lives but adapting our brains – changing how we think, read and remember.
I had an appearance with Forensic psychologist Kathy Charles at SciFest at Dunbar Library at 7:30pm on 15th March 2013.
Come and hear Lin Anderson, bestselling crime-writing creator of fictional forensic scientist Rhona MacLeod, discuss where fact meets fiction with real-life forensic scientist Dr Kathy Charles of Napier University. They will discuss their work and take questions from the audience.
The Times Educational Supplement featured interview with Lin Anderson on March 1st 2013, on the subject of the influence that teachers have on the pupils, both from the perspective of Lin as a pupil, and later as a teacher herself.
My novel The Snake House, a story of love, betrayal and revenge, set in Northern Nigeria at the time of the Falklands War is now available as an eBook.
The first three Rhona MacLeod novels, Driftnet, Torch, and Deadly Code, are now available in a single CSI Glasgow volume, as an eBook.