Chris Brookmyre (2016 Event)

For years he’s been regarded as one of Scotland’s best-loved and funniest crimewriters, but Chris Brookmyre’s critical reputation has also steadily grown over that same period and now he counts among the best-respected writers in his field. With Black Widow, Brookmyre bravely strides into new political territory with a thriller that takes in sexism in the workplace, revenge porn and internet trolling. In this event, recorded live at the 2016 Edinburgh International Book Festival, he talks about the book which has since gone on to win the inaugural McIlvanney Prize (previously called the Scottish Crime Book of the Year).

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