A life in crime (fiction) – interviewed by one of her biggest fans, Liz Nugent
Venue: Church of Ireland
Val McDermid’s career as a writer of detective fiction began when her literary agent fired her because she wasn’t making enough money. Who’s sorry now? Today Val is the unassailable Queen of Crime and has sold over 17 million books which have been translated into 40 languages. She has won dozens of major international literary awards and is admired as much by her peers as her fans. She is also the proud lead singer of the Fun Lovin’ Crime Writers, the only band made up of crime writers ever to play at Glastonbury. Liz will ask Val about crime writing, football, music, food and New Zealand, among other things. This promises to be a lively event.