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Whirligig a Finalist for the Bloody Scotland McIlvanney Prize 2020

Tuesday 1st September 2020

We are delighted with the news that Andrew James Greig has been named a finalist for the Bloody Scotland International Crime Writing Festival McIlvanney Prize 2020 for his Crime Novel Whirligig.

The judges praised Whirligig for an "ambitious, innovative concept and the most intricate modus operandi for killing the victims of any book this year…a real page turner"

When he heard he was a finalist a delighted Andrew said: “As a sound engineer I pinned a lapel mic on William McIlvanney at what was to be his last appearance at Bloody Scotland in 2014. I never imagined that in six years time I’d become a writer myself and be a finalist for the prize that bears his name."

Clare Cain from Fledgling Press was also delighted with the news "I knew as soon as I read Whirligig that we had an amazing book on our hands. And I am thrilled that Andy's book has made it to the shortlist - it's a great accolade for him and his writing."

Andrew is shortlisted along with Doug Johnston, Francine Toon and Ambrose Parry (a collaboration by husband and wife team, Chris Brookmyre and Marisa Haetzman).

The McIlvanney Prize 2020 is sponsored by sponsored by The Glencairn Glass with match funding from Culture & Business Fund Scotland. The winner will be revealed from Stirling on Friday 18 September at 7pm.

You can purchase Whirligig directly from us from our Bookshop

Find out More about the Bloody Scotland McIlvanney Prize Here

Andrew is appearing at Bloody Scotland 2020 on Sunday 20th September on the Never Ending Panel. Tickets available from Eventbrite Here

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