Well-equipped with one of Glasgow University’s renowned Creative Writing Masters, Paisley-born Karen Campbell was hailed onto the literary scene with the Best New Scottish Writer Award in 2009. Her novels The Twilight Time (2008) and After the Fire (2009) are fêted as ‘gripping’, ‘moving’, and startlingly accurate portrayals of police force investigation – an accuracy explained by the fact that Campbell used to be a police officer herself. She served in the ‘A’ division in Glasgow, where The Twilight Time is set. Campbell still lives in Glasgow, now with her husband and their two daughters.
She has been interviewed for the website Writing Raw, and more information about Campbell can be found on her own website.
- Festival dates:
- 15–31 Aug 2020
- Programme launch:
- end of July