The rising star of tartan noir: Nick Clark about writer Malcolm Mackay, who picked up the Deanston Scottish Crime Book of the Year award for his book How a Gunman Says Goodbye. Read the portrait at The Independent.
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»Perhaps one day the beauty and peace on my island doorstep may make a suitable setting for a future book. I wouldn’t rule it out. Empty northern landscapes are all the rage right now with so many great Scandinavian crime thrillers. But not just yet. For now I’ll stay in the urban dark.«
The crime novelist Malcolm Mackay (The Necessary Death of Lewis Winter) rarely leaves Lewis, his remote island home. So how – and why – does he set the books critics are calling ‚remarkable’ in the depths of the Glaswegian underworld? His essay at The Telegraph.