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