Denise Mina in conversation with David Greig
Winter Words Festival 2023
Friday 10 February
Denise Mina will be talking to David Greig about her work and her latest novel, Confidence, an escapist exhilarating thriller, revolving around vanished filmmakers, international art smuggling and religious zealotry. A globe-spanning, utterly engaging adventure, Confidence was described by Ann Cleeves as “a delight: playful, fast-paced, and entirely compulsive.”
Denise Mina is a prize-winning author of fifteen crime novels, including the MacIlvanny Prize for Scottish Crime 2019 for Conviction, a New York Times Bestseller. Two of her novels won the Theakstons’ Old Peculiar Crime Novel of the Year Award in consecutive years.
David Greig is an award-winning playwright and theatre director and Artistic Director at the Royal Lyceum Theatre Edinburgh.
After a peripatetic childhood in Glasgow, Paris, London, Invergordon, Bergen and Perth, Denise Mina left school early. Working in a number of dead end jobs, all of them badly, before studying at night school to get into Glasgow University Law School.
Denise went on to study for a PhD at Strathclyde, misusing her student grant to write her first novel. This was Garnethill, published in 1998, which won the Crime Writers Association John Creasy Dagger for Best First Crime Novel. In 2014 she was inducted into the Crime Writers’ Association Hall of Fame.
Her writing talents extend to plays for theatre, including Ida Tamson and the Edinburgh Lyceum’s acclaimed adaptation of Brecht’s Mr Puntila and his Man Matti. She also writes graphic novels and is a regular contributor to print media, TV and radio and regularly appears at literary festivals in the UK and abroad.
We are thrilled to share our 19th Winter Words Festival, featuring an exciting lineup of well-known, and well-loved authors, playwrights, poets, adventurers, broadcasters, and TV personalities from around Scotland and further afield for a celebration of all things artistic and literary.
This is just one of the many events on offer. If you’re interested in more, why not buy our Winter Words Multibuy Package*, where you can access four fantastic talks for the price of three! Just add your events to the basket, and we will discount before you pay.
*Makings of a Murderer and Banff Film Festival is not included in the Multibuy package.