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Special Guest Denise Mina, Interviewed by Mark Lawson

July 2014
Recorded live at HIF’s Theakston Old Peculier Crime Writing Festival

A star of ‘Tartan Noir’, Glasgow-born Denise Mina has been charting the dark underbelly of Scotland since 1998, when the first of her award-winning Garnethill trilogy was published.

In the years since, her highly-acclaimed Paddy Meehan trilogy has been dramatised for television, starring Jayd Johnson, Peter Capaldi and David Morrissey, with her Detective Alex Morrow novels currently in development.

Mina is also a successful playwright and comic book writer, the latter including the graphic novel adaptation of The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo. In 2013, she became the first writer to win the Theakstons Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year Award for two consecutive years, with Gods and Beasts and The End of The Wasp Season, this event was recorded the morning after the 2014 awards which had seen her make the shortlist for the Crime Novel Of The Year once again.

An enormously entertaining speaker, join Mina and she is interviewed by Mark Lawson, talk about her career, in what was a highlight of the 2014 Festival.

Special Guest: Denise Mina was recorded live at Harrogate International Festivals’ Theakston Old Peculier Crime Writing Festival in July 2014.

Podcast music by Joseph McDade.