Ambrose Parry and Sarah Smith
Historical Tartan Noir
Saturday 9th September
6.30pm @ Gaelic College, Bowmore
Marisa Haetzman, writing under the pseudonym Ambrose Parry with husband Chris Brookmyre, will be in conversation with Sarah Smith, to chat about their respective historical noir fictions. A consultant anaesthetist by trade, Marisa will tell us what inspired the Raven and Fisher Mystery series as well as present its latest instalment, Voices of the Dead, while Sarah will tell us why she chose, in Hear No Evil, to write about a famous Scottish legal case involving a deaf woman – in Sarah’s novel a certain Jean Campbell, originating from Islay…
Chaired by Chitra Ramaswamy
This event costs £5 with a concession price of £3.50.
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About the speakers
Ambrose Parry is a pseudonym for a collaboration between Chris Brookmyre and Marisa Haetzman. The couple are married and live in Scotland. Chris Brookmyre is the international bestselling and multi-award-winning author of over twenty novels, including Black Widow – featuring a skilled female surgeon – winner of both the Theakston Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year and the McIlvanney Prize for Scottish Crime Novel of the Year. Dr Marisa Haetzman is a consultant anaesthetist of twenty years’ experience, whose research for her Master’s in the History of Medicine uncovered the material upon which their novels are based.
Sarah Smith is a writer from Glasgow. She has worked as a creative writing tutor, family history researcher and project worker with a number of charities including Deaf Connections where she first came across the story that would go on to inspire Hear No Evil. In 2019, she was awarded a New Writers Award for Fiction from the Scottish Book Trust and graduated with an MLitt (Distinction) in Creative Writing from the University of Glasgow in 2018.
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