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Booker Prize-nominated author comes to St Andrews

graeme-macrae-burnet-mainbody-2A Booker prize-nominated author will bring His Bloody Project to Fife with a special lecture at the University of St Andrews this week (Tuesday 4 April 2017).

Graeme Macrae Burnet, whose second novel was shortlisted for the 2016 Man Booker prize, will appear in conversation with the University’s Principal, Professor Sally Mapstone, during the evening event.

A former TV researcher, English teacher and bookseller, Graeme’s French-set debut The Disappearance of Adèle Bedeau was a cult hit which won him a Scottish Book Trust New Writers’ Award. His Bloody Project was also shortlisted for the LA Times Crime Book of the Year, and won the Satire Prize for Fiction. It has been variously described as “astonishing”, “fiendishly readable”, “spellbinding” and “masterly”, and is set to be translated into more than a dozen languages.

Graeme was brought up in Kilmarnock, Ayrshire, and has lived in the Czech Republic, France, Portugal and London. The Glasgow-based author is currently working on a follow-up to The Disappearance of Adèle Bedeau, entitled The Accident on the A35.

Graeme Macrae Burnet will appear at the University’s Booth Lecture Theatre, Medical Building, on Tuesday 4 April 2017 from 5.30pm to 7pm.


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