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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


“I didn‘t wait to be invited back, I invited myself, in fact that‘s why I wrote another book”

BOOKMARK is better than most because it is superbly well organised, you look after me so well and because you, as a community, are so interested in books. I feel you actually want to hear what I have to say It‘s a marvellous event.  I will be back again if I can think of another book to write.

Martin Bell

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