Denise Mina

  • 3 August 2006

This article is from 2006.

After the glorious success of her Garnethill trilogy, crime queen Denise Mina has moved effortlessly on with her new character, Paddy Meehan. Here she takes on our cutthroat Q&A.

5 words to describe The Dead Hour

Bigger, better, more meaningless pro-words.

4 authors who you think should be more famous than they are now

The following, for beautiful writing: Sharon Olds, Andrew Taylor, Alasdair Gray, Nathaniel Philbrick

3 reasons why you love Edinburgh in August

The bustle, the buzz, the different show every hour.

2 things that bug you about Edinburgh in August

Parking; the barrier/roadworks on the M8.

1 thing you’d change about the publishing world

I wish it was less skewed by class and gender and geography. A posh Londoner/New Yorker is much more likely to be published and reviewed. I’m so bored of those fucking voices.

Stella Duffy & Denise Mina, 12 Aug, 12.30pm, £7 (£5); Ian Rankin in conversation with Denise Mina, 17 Aug, 8pm, £8 (£6).

Denise Mina

The popular Scottish crime writer and playwright talks about her work, including her most recent book, The Long Drop, based on the infamous case of Peter Manuel. Denise Mina's debut novel Garnethill won the CWA John Creasy Dagger for Best First Crime Novel. Her work includes the Garnethill Series, books following…

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