Val McDermid at The National Library of Scotland


Mon, 20 May 2024

17:30 – 18:30 

The National Library of Scotland, George IV Bridge, Edinburgh, EH1 1EW

Set in medieval Scotland, ‘Queen Macbeth’ reveals the real story behind Shakespeare’s infamous femme fatale, Lady Macbeth, Queen of Scotland.

Hear about Val McDermid’s dive into historical fiction and learn some of the details that didn’t make into print.

Val is the latest Scottish writer to join the successful collection of Darkland Tales novels, re-imagining stories from Scotland’s history, myth and legend. Previous titles have included Denise Mina’s ‘Rizzio’ and ‘Hex’ by Jenni Fagan, as well as works by Alan Warner and David Greig.

About the speaker

Val McDermid is one of Scotland’s bestselling authors whose novels have been translated into more than forty languages and have sold over nineteen million copies. She has won many awards, including the CWA Gold Dagger and the Cartier Diamond Dagger Award for outstanding achievement.

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Monday 20 May 2024
National Library of Scotland, Edinburgh. United Kingdom