Pitch Black Humour – Doug Johnstone, JD Kirk and Antti Tuomainen (online)
Saturday 18th September from 6:45 pm – Thursday 30th September from 7:45 pm BST
Being funny isn’t easy. Being funny when your subject matter is deadly serious is a tricky business, and a skill that few writers can deliver. These three authors are masters at puncturing the darkness of their work with gallows humour that leaves their readers thoroughly entertained.
Doug Johnstone’s outstanding Skelf trilogy concludes with The Great Silence, a novel that contains all the Johnstone hallmarks of empathy and darkly comedic undercurrents. JD Kirk’s highlands-set DCI Jack Logan series, the latest of which is Colder Than the Grave, has a growing army of fans addicted to its black humour. Finnish author Antti Tuomainen has created a series of brilliantly hilarious yet thrilling novels, two of which are currently in production as movies, including his latest bestseller The Rabbit Factor.
This event will be chaired by Jane Hamilton of the Daily Record.