Val McDermid '1979' in session with Fiona Lindsay
The Queen of Crime Val McDermid joins Fiona Lindsay in session to discuss 1979, the unmissable first thriller in her electrifying brand-new series. An era-defining masterpiece, this atmospheric heart-pounding novel is Val McDermid's 35th novel and the start of her first new series in almost twenty years.
Offering an exclusive insight, Val will take Fiona on location to Glasgow, to the heart of the city which has provided the setting and a wealth of inspiration for 1979. The live discussion will delve into what has moved Val to write her new series which introduces Allie Burns, an unforgettable protagonist, and she will read some of her favourite passages from the book aloud. There will also be an opportunity to ask Val your questions about her incredible career, her creative processes, and her advice on what makes a truly gripping thriller.
"One of today's most accomplished crime writers" Literary Review
Venue: Watch online
This event is presented by Tilted Sessions. Tilted Sessions offer you an intimate peek beyond the pages with your favourite authors. Over the course of an hour or two, these sessions will offer an exclusive insight into what inspires them and their processes, and sparks imagination and creativity. Wherever you are in the world, you can join from the comfort of your home via livestream.
Broadcast live from Newcastle Theatre Royal
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Running Time: 90 mins
Val McDermid is a multi-award winning and number one bestselling author, who has sold over 17 million copies worldwide, whose incredible storytelling has gained fans all over the world. Her remarkable writing spans stage, radio, and screen as well as books with a second series of Traces for BBC One and an ITV adaptation of the new drama Karen Pirie, based on Val’s eponymous series character, going into production later this year. She is also lead singer of the Fun Lovin’ Crime Writers, possibly the only band made up of crime writers ever to play at Glastonbury.
Fiona Lindsay creates, curates and presents unique entertainment content for theatres, broadcast, digital and film. Recent original work for BBC Radio 4 includes Pick of the Week shows, In the Studio, The Half with Steve Davis and Craige Els, Creative Forces with Dawn French and Juliet Stevenson, Breaking Bard, Dexter and Dodd with Ken Dodd and Colin Dexter and Theatre Lives for Digital Theatre with Julie Walters, Adrian Lester, Michael Grandage, Imelda Staunton and Juliet Stevenson. She has hosted some of the country’s leading performers and entertainers in conversation events. With a specialism in theatre and entertainment Fiona works across a variety of forms and with an eclectic mix of guests. She is a talented performer, interviewer and writer who demonstrates a rare mix of charm and gentle provocation.