Denise Mina

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Denise Mina: ‘Edgar Allan Poe is so good I feel sick with jealousy’
The Scottish crime writer on being inspired by Bulgakov’s The Master and Margarita and why Harper Lee was right not to keep publishing

Denise Mina

21, May, 2021 @9:00 AM

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Denise Mina: 'I couldn't read until I was about nine'
The acclaimed crime author on being a late bloomer, how we decide which victims to care about, and her affinity with Glasgow

Anita Sethi

29, Aug, 2020 @5:00 PM

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Top 10 Scottish crime novels
Scottish novelists from William McIlvanney to Ian Rankin and Denise Mina deliver all the gut-punch thrills of crime without forgetting its human cost

Craig Robertson

27, May, 2020 @10:00 AM

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Theatres create first online programmes of new work in response to Covid-19
Brian Cox is among stars appearing in digital productions commissioned by the UK’s swiftly adapting arts venues, written by playwrights in isolation

Chris Wiegand

23, Mar, 2020 @1:52 PM

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Mrs Puntila and Her Man Matti review – socialist satire starved of humour
The comic talents of Elaine C Smith and Steven McNicoll can’t save Denise Mina’s stilted, gender-switching adaptation of a Bertolt Brecht comedy

Clare Brennan

15, Mar, 2020 @5:30 AM

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Mrs Puntila and Her Man Matti review – Denise Mina's Scottish Brecht falls flat
This update starring Elaine C Smith focuses on modern-day Scotland’s landowning class but struggles to make the satire funny

Mark Fisher

04, Mar, 2020 @11:24 AM

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Star debuts and happy returns: theatre, dance and comedy in 2020
Tom Stoppard gets personal, Cush Jumbo does Hamlet, Hollywood names bring everything from tragedy to comedy … plus dance confronts shame and there’s standup open heart surgery

Arifa Akbar, Lyndsey Winship and Brian Logan

02, Jan, 2020 @9:00 AM

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From Agatha Christie to Gillian Flynn: 50 great thrillers by women
In response to a list of the 100 best crime novels that had only 28 female authors, Ann Cleeves, Val McDermid and Dreda Say Mitchell and other leading writers nominate some alternatives

Alison Flood

16, May, 2019 @1:50 PM

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Denise Mina: ‘I don’t think there’s any such thing as an apolitical writer’
Thrillers, plays, comic books and now a true crime project ... the writer on Glasgow’s dark side and why Brexit is the least of our worries

Libby Brooks

27, Apr, 2019 @9:58 AM

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Are women responsible for all the extreme sexual violence on screen?
Germaine Greer has stirred up a hornet’s nest with her latest claims, suggesting women are more enthusiastic than men when it comes to depictions of sex and violence. We asked leading crime writers for their views

Zoe Williams

01, May, 2018 @5:01 PM

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The best crime books and thrillers of 2017
Mark Lawson welcomes the return of George Smiley, drunken spooks and the recreation of a real-life murder trial

Mark Lawson

30, Nov, 2017 @8:59 AM

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Best books of 2017 – part one
‘Funny, outrageous, touching, intimate, gorgeous’ … writers from George Saunders to Ali Smith pick their favourite reads of the past year

25, Nov, 2017 @7:00 AM

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