Denise Mina

November 7, 2015 at 11:14 pm (Uncategorized)

I’m a big fan of crime fiction. I like the old pulp novels and some of the modern stuff (my wife is a huge fan, and completely obsessed with Swedish crime fiction).

Anyway, we went to see Denise Mina speak on a panel on crime fiction at the International Festival of Authors in Toronto a few weeks back. Mina is a Scottish writer who is the author of the Garnethill Trilogy, the Paddy Meghan novels and is currently writing the Alex Morrow novels. Mina has also written Hellblazer comics for DC and published a graphic novel A Sickness in the Family for Vertigo. (that’s the one I got signed).

I’ve never been a fiction writer (a few poems notwithstanding), so it’s fascinating to hear how people get their ideas, the process of writing, and the frustrations and successes involved with that.  Very cool stuff.

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