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Louise Welsh

After a history degree from the University of Glasgow, Louise Welsh opened a second hand bookshop, which she ran for several years before becoming a full-time author. She has written four critically acclaimed crime and suspense novels: The Cutting Room, The Bullet Trick, Tamburlaine Must Die and Naming the Bones. Louise has been the recipient of several awards including The John Creasey Memorial Dagger, the Saltire First Book Award, the Glenfiddich/Scotland on Sunday Spirit of Scotland Writing Award and City of Glasgow Lord Provost's Award for Literature. She is currently writer in residence for The University of Glasgow and Glasgow School of Art and has been awarded several international fellowships and residencies including a Robert Louis Stevenson Award and the Hawthornden Fellowship.

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