The deadline for buying tickets to the Deanston Scottish Crime Book of the Year Awards Dinner or our Crime Writing Masterclasses is 11.59pm on Wednesday 11 September.

(Due to the logistical demands of these events, we will have to know the numbers in advance. But rest assured that you will be able to buy tickets for all of our other events right up until the minute before the event begins.)

The Deanston Scottish Crime Book of the Year Award Dinner will be an exclusive opportunity to meet, mingle and dine with your favourite Bloody Scotland authors!

Each table will be hosted by an author, so by joining us at the dinner, you will have the chance to dine with:

  • Mons Kallentoft
  • Gordon Brown
  • Lin Anderson
  • Alex Gray
  • Craig Robertson
  • William McIlvanney
  • Elly Griffiths
  • Linda Strachan 
  • Catriona McPherson 
  • David Ashton
  • Alanna Knight

There will be Deanston whisky cocktails to enjoy upon arrival, and you will have the opportunity to mingle with fellow guests before the winner of the Deanston Scottish Crime Book of the Year Award is announced.
Speeches will be kept short however, as there is a three-course dinner to be enjoyed after the prize has been awarded.

Book your tickets before 11.59pm on Wednesday 11 September to take part in this exciting and exclusive event!

Click here for details and tickets…

Our Crime Writing Masterclasses (in partnership with the University of Stirling) are a great opportunity for any aspiring crime writers. 

Whether you’re trying your hand at crime fiction for the first time or already working on a novel, our practical classes – taught by the university’s creative writing staff – will help you hone your skills and get insights into the fast-changing marketplace.

The day will include:

  • a keynote address on the craft of crime writing from Val McDermid
  • Morning and afternoon writing workshops led by Alex Gray and Liam Murray Bell
  • a panel of agents and publishers, including Jenny Brown, David Shelley and Claire Squires (Stirling Centre for International Publishing and Communication

    Click here for details…