Val McDermid





Val McDermid


Born
in Fife, Scotland, The United Kingdom
June 04, 1955

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Reginald Hill, Ian Rankin, Ruth Rendell and James Lee Burke


Val McDermid is a No. 1 bestseller whose novels have been translated into more than thirty languages, and have sold over eleven million copies.

She has won many awards internationally, including the CWA Gold Dagger for best crime novel of the year and the LA Times Book of the Year Award. She was inducted into the ITV3 Crime Thriller Awards Hall of Fame in 2009 and was the recipient of the CWA Cartier Diamond Dagger for 2010. In 2011 she received the Lambda Literary Foundation Pioneer Award.

She writes full time and divides her time between Cheshire and Edinburgh.

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by Katherine Cowdrey

Picture: BBC/Kev Robertson


The BBC is airing a new documentary on BBC One tonight (29th November) about women who write crime fiction, featuring prominent crime writers Val McDermid, Patricia Cornwell, Martina Cole, husband-and-wife author teamNicci French, Sarah Phelps and Paula Hawkins ininterview with presenter Alan Yentob.


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The aim of the programme“Serial Killers: The Wo...

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