William McIlvanney

William McIlvanney

William McIlvanney, the ‘godfather of Tartan Noir’, was born in the town of Kilmarnock, the son of a former miner. He studied at Kilmarnock Academy and later at the University of Glasgow, after which he worked as an English teacher. Acclaimed for the mixture of...
Susan Sellers

Susan Sellers

After a nomadic childhood, Susan Sellers ran away to Paris. Renting a chambre de bonne, she worked as a barmaid and tour-guide, bluffed her way as a software translator and co-wrote a film script with a Hollywood screenwriter. She also became closely involved with...
Suhayl Saadi

Suhayl Saadi

Born in Yorkshire but now living in Glasgow, Suhayl Saadi is a novelist, dramatist, poet and award-winning short-story writer. His collection of short stories, The Burning Mirror, received wide critical acclaim. Psychoraag has been shortlisted for the 2005 James Tait...
Sara Sheridan

Sara Sheridan

Born in Edinburgh and educated at Trinity College Dublin, Sara Sheridan is most famous for her two series of historical novels: one, the Mirabelle Bevan novels, noir mysteries set in 1950s Brighton, and the other exploring on real lives of late Victorian adventurers....
Sara Maitland

Sara Maitland

One of six children, Sara Maitland grew up in Galloway. She took a degree in English from Oxford University, where she discovered socialism, feminism, Christianity and friendship. Having been married to an Anglican priest for twenty years, she converted to Roman...