North-east crime writer on shortlist for major award

Published: 26/06/2008

A BEST-SELLING north-east author, who has put his adopted city firmly on the literary map with a series of powerful novels, is among crime writers on the shortlist for a major award.

Oldmeldrum writer Stuart MacBride joins contenders for the fourth annual Theakstons Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year, with his book, Dying Light. It is the only prize to be voted for by the public, who select their “most wanted” book from an array of the best in contemporary crime writing.

Dumbarton-born MacBride moved to Aberdeen at the age of two and was brought up in the city’s Northfield before moving to Westhill as a primary pupil.

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