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Author of the Year 2017 – Sunday Herald Culture Awards

I am the author of three novels, The Disappearance of Adèle Bedeau (2014), the Man Booker shortlisted His Bloody Project (2015), and The Accident on the A35 (October 2107) Saraband Books. His Bloody Project is to be published in around 20 countries including Germany, the US, Russia, China and France. The screen rights have been acquired by Synchronicity Films.

I’ve appeared at events in Edinburgh, Los Angeles, Adelaide, Macau, Estonia, Moscow, Cheltenham, Berlin, Glasgow, London, Ullapool and many more. If you’d like to book me for an event, you can get in touch here or here or through Saraband. I’m part of the Scottish Book Trust’s Live Literature Database, which can help with funding for events Scotland.

I was born in Kilmarnock in Scotland and now live in Glasgow. Previously I’ve lived and worked in Prague, Porto, Bordeaux and London. I have an MA in English Literature/Film Studies from Glasgow University and an M.Litt in International Security Studies from St Andrews.

Some stuff I like: Georges Simenon, George Orwell, Crime and Punishment, Madeleine Bourdouxhe, Edna O’Brien, Samuel Beckett, Sparklehorse, Violent Femmes, Johnny Cash, bars, Taxi Driver, Cabaret, donkeys, slow-cooked pork belly, the Applecross Inn, the smell of low tide, existentialism, karaoke, the word ‘buzzard’.

4 responses to “About

  1. Dear Graeme,

    I just finished reading HIS BLOODY PROJECT, which absolutely blew me away. I devoured it in nearly one sitting, and found the sheer energy and rich storytelling to be brilliant and compulsively readable. CONGRATS! I can’t wait to read your next book.


    Tim Duggan

  2. That was a gobsmacking read, absolutely loved it. Had visited the area in 1979, so nice to see it featuring in a novel of this calibre. Planning to come back in the near future.

  3. Dear Graeme

    I have been awake for most of the night reading His Bloody Project till my eyes ached . It is astounding to learn that this is a novel, and not an actual account . So unbelievably skilfully written in style and content . I shall be singing it’s praises to everyone I know .

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