Author details

Allan Guthrie

Biography

I am an award-winning crime novelist, a literary agent with Jenny Brown Associates, and an occasional editor. I was born in Orkney and live in Edinburgh.

Photo credit - Mary Reagan, NY Photo

About writer's work

I've published five novels and two novellas. My debut novel, Two-Way Split, won the Theakston's Old Peculier Crime Novel Of The Year in 2007, and I've been nominated for an Edgar award, as well as Anthony, Gumshoe, Spinetingler, CWA Debut Dagger and Last Laugh awards. To date, my fiction has been dark and often comic, focusing on criminals and victims rather than on detectives. My work in progress, however, is a detective thriller.

Websites featuring the author

www.allanguthrie.co.ukhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Zf_icB105Uhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EHskuTdqg3Uwww.jennybrownassociates.com

Current events and projects

I'm available for author readings, writing workshops, talks on getting published. Some examples of workshops/talks already carried out: Arvon (week-long residential course tutor, with Louise Welsh): various aspects of crime writing and getting published Hi-Arts (Inverness and Shetland, with Stuart MacBride): writers' workshops on crime writing and getting published Nottingham Trent University: How to get an agent Lancaster University: Self-editing Hi-Arts (Cromarty): Self-editing Falkirk Libraries Readers Day: Reading and workshop on story ideas

Other work

When he's not writing, Allan is a literary agent with Jenny Brown Associates.

Email

allan@allanguthrie.co.uk

Local authority where they are based

Edinburgh

Local authorities where they can work

Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, Angus, Argyll and Bute, Clackmannanshire, Comhairle nan Eilean Siar (Western Isles), Dumfries and Galloway, Dundee, East Ayrshire, East Dunbartonshire, East Lothian, East Renfrewshire, Edinburgh, Falkirk, Fife, Glasgow, Highland, Inverclyde, Midlothian, Moray, North Ayrshire, North Lanarkshire, Orkney, Other1, Perth and Kinross, Renfrewshire, Scottish Borders, Shetland, South Ayrshire, South Lanarkshire, Stirling, West Dunbartonshire, West Lothian, Other

LL funded

Yes

BRAW network

No

Books written

Two-way Split

Two-way Split

Author(s): Allan Guthrie
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Kiss her Goodbye

Kiss her Goodbye

Author(s): Allan Guthrie
Joe Hope's a leg-breaker for a loan shark. Violence is his business. So when his teenage daughter commits suicide, someone's got to pay.
Hard Man

Hard Man

Author(s): Allan Guthrie
Described by critics as 'a Grand Guignol masterpiece', 'a Buster Keaton movie with bloodshed', 'an updated and X-rated version of Hamlet' and 'a Guy Ritchie movie st
Kill Clock

Kill Clock

Author(s): Allan Guthrie
<i><span style="font-size: 10pt; color: black; font-family: 'Arial','sans-serif'" lang="EN-US"><o:p>Pearce's ex-girlfriend is back.
Savage Night

Savage Night

Author(s): Allan Guthrie
A bloody revenge tragic-comedy about two feuding Edinburgh families.
Slammer

Slammer

Author(s): Allan Guthrie
A young prison officer finds the stresses of the job increasingly hard to handle. It's only a matter of time before he reaches breaking point…
Killing Mum

Killing Mum

Author(s): Allan Guthrie
From a tanning salon in Edinburgh, Carlos Morales brokers contracts for a hitman. Imagine his surprise when he discovers someone wants to take out a hit on his mum!