Graeme Cousing talks to Brian McGilloway, who is both an acclaimed crime writer and an English teacher.
The current boom in Northern Irish crime writing reflects the need for stories to help people come to terms with the Troubles, says award-winning writer Brian McGilloway.
The Last Crossing was awarded an unprecedented “Highly Commended’ Award at Theakston’s Old Peculier Crime Writing Festival this summer after being shortlisted for The Theakston’s Crime Novel of the Year, the first time in the Festival’s history that a book has been awarded this commendation.
Episode 2 Brian Mc Gilloway (The Last Crossing). A Life of Crime (Writing) with James Murphy
For writers, the truth of the Border is not that it was a place of security and unity, but one of division, crime and violence.