Edinburgh International Book Festival
Mon 21 Aug 2023
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Ed book fest

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Val McDermid: A Life in Writing image

As the Book Festival celebrates its 40th anniversary, Val McDermid talks to Peggy Hughes about her work, and looks back over key events in her life as a writer, exploring the ways in which they have sparked her fiction. Alongside McDermid’s bestselling series featuring DCI Karen Pirie, there’s 1979 and 1989 – the first novels of a new series charting the adventures of her latest fictional icon, Allie Burns.