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Denise Mina

Denise Mina studied Law at Glasgow University.  Misusing her PhD grant (as she says) she wrote her first novel 'Garnethill' which won the CWA Dagger for Best First Novel. The Garnethill trilogy was followed by ten more novels, among which 'The End of the Wasp Season' and 'Gods and Beasts' won the Theakstons Old Peculiar Award, making her the first writer to win the prize in two consecutive years.

Her latest novel is 'The Long Drop', winner of both the Gordon Burn Prize and the McIlvanney Crime Novel of the Year 2017.

As well as writing novels, she has had three staged in Glasgow and Edinburgh, makes documentaries and films and writes for DC Comics.

Denise Mina

Denise Mina


All excellent speakers. Enjoyed all.

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