Best-selling author to give Broch talk

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A best-selling Scottish crime-writer will give a talk at Fraserburgh library this month after first hosting an English class at Mintlaw Academy.

Craig Robertson, author of Random and Witness the Dead, will be talking about his new novel The Last Refuge at the library on March 30.

Craig said: “Hopefully it’s going to be enjoyable and entertaining.”

“I’m really looking forward to coming back to the North East.

“Anytime I have been before the people are engaged and chatty and as a writer that’s really good.”

At the library Craig will be discussing his new novel set in the forgotten underground tunnels of Glasgow.

Craig said: “It’s fascinating.

“It’s the perfect setting for a crime novel.”

Craig’s first novel Random was shortlisted for the 2010 CWA New Blood Dagger and longlisted for the 2011 Crime Novel of the Year.

The crime-writer will be joined in Fraserburgh and Mintlaw by his partner and fellow writer Alexandra Sokoloff.

The two will give a talk at Mintlaw Academy to fourth and fifth year English classes teaching them about writing.

Craig said “It will be very different from the library.

“I’ll need to change some of the jokes.”

Craig’s visit to the North East is part of a small tour to promote The Last Refuge which was released last September but came out in paperback last week.

Free tickets for the talk which takes place at 7pm on March 30 are available from Fraserburgh Library on 01346 518197.