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Louise Welsh: The Second Cut

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Winter Words Festival 2023

Friday 10 February



Louise Welsh is an award-winning author of eight novels and Professor of Creative Writing at the University of Glasgow and former antiquarian bookseller. Her latest book The Second Cut is a stylish, atmospheric detective story with shades of the Gothic and was shortlisted for the McIlvanney Prize 2022.

“Complex and very atmospheric, with plenty of sardonic humour and sharp observations about injustice”  The Guardian

“I doubt I’ll read a better book this year. Dark, funny and humane, Louise Welsh tells the stories that nobody else dares” Val McDermid

The Second Cut is a compelling sequel to The Cutting Room, her debut novel, which won the Crime Writers’ Association John Creasey (New Blood) Dagger Award and the Saltire First Book of The Year Award. In 2018, Louise was named the Most Inspiring Saltire First Book Award winner by public vote.  She is also a regular radio broadcaster and has published many short stories.

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.

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