Based in Glasgow, where she went to University, Louise Welsh was enthusiastically welcomed onto the literary scene in 2002 with the arrival of her deep, dark debut, The Cutting Room (2003), which was nominated for the Orange Prize for Fiction and won the Crime Writers’ Association Creasey Dagger for best first crime novel. Her most recent novel is Naming the Bones, published in March 2010. Ronald Frame, in the Scottish Review of Books, said of Naming the Bones that Welsh’s ‘admirers will swoop, knowing what to expect. But they'll find that the familiar elements have been distilled and refined to an even purer essence of Louise Welsh-ness: gripping story, shrewd characterisation, humour, eroticism, the macabre, a spattering of gore’. She currently lives in Glasgow with her partner, fellow novelist Zoë Strachan.
Watch an interview with Welsh, read a feature article on her for Planet Sappho, read a literature Q&A with her, or discover more on her website.
- Festival dates:
- 11-27 August 2018
- Programme launch:
- 7 June 2018