Breaking into novel territory - Louise Welsh and Zoe Strachan

2010-03-18 19:30 - 20:30

Breaking into novel territory - Louise Welsh and Zoe Strachan
Time: Thursday 18 March 2010  7:30pm 
Venue: The Bookworm Chengdu 


Louise Welsh
Louise Welsh, one of Scotland’s best known crime writers, and her partner Zoe Strachan, prominent Scottish novelist, share tales of getting published, winning prizes, promoting new work and breaking boundaries as active members of Scotland’s writing community.

Louise Welsh is the author of four novels, The Cutting Room, Tamburlaine Must Die, The Bullet Trick and Naming the Bones, which has just been released. Her first novel, The Cutting Room, won the 2002 Crime Writers Association John Creasey Memorial Dagger. She is the recipient of several awards, the most recent of which is the City of Glasgow Lord Provost’s Award for Literature. Her work has been translated into 20 languages.

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Louise Welsh

Zoe Strachan
Zoe Strachan is the author of Negative Space and Spin Cycle, which won a Betty Trask Award and was short-listed for the Saltire First Book of the Year Award. Strachan also writes short stories, essays, journalism, drama and radio pieces. She has received two writer’s bursaries from the Scottish Arts Council, a Hawthornden Fellowship and was UNESCO City of Literature writer-in-residence at the National Museum of Scotland. She teaches creative writing at Glasgow University, and is currently finishing her third novel, Play Dead. 

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Zoe Strachan

This event is brought to you by the British Council


About International Literary Festival 2010
Running in March 2010, the festival will feature 70 international, Asia-based and local authors. The Bookworm will be transformed into a hub of literary and intellectual activity as we celebrate all things books and ideas. The programme will feature our tried and tested brand of: Booktalks, Panel discussions, Writing workshops, Readings, Intimate discussions and Meet-the-author events.

This year's programme will also include elements of cabaret, theatre, spoken word and performances in venues around the city so our programme is as diverse and inclusive as possible. We're also proud to announce that this year's festival will be China's first carbon-neutral festival!


Address: Yujie East Road 2-7#, Ren Min South Road 28# in Chengdu 
Tel: (028)85520177   
Price: 30 RMB


More information refer to :
2010 International Literary Festival-Chengdu Bookworm (2010年国际文学节-成都书虫) 

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