Seminar in the School of Law

Louise Welsh will present a Seminar in the School of Law on 17th February at 4pm. Louise will discuss her writing, the influence of the gothic and writing about crime as a non-lawyer. Places are limited. If you wish to attend please email Clare Connelly on   Details about Louise Welsh and her work are undernoted:

Louise Welsh is the author of three novels: The Cutting Room (2002), The Bullet Trick (2006) and Naming the Bones (March 2010), and one novella Tamburlaine Must Die (2004) all published by Canongate Books. She’s also produced many short stories and articles and written for radio and the stage including a libretto for opera. Louise has been the recipient of several awards including The John Creasey Memorial Dagger, the Saltire First Book Award, the Glenfiddich/Scotland on Sunday, Spirit of Scotland Writing Award and City of Glasgow Lord Provost’s Award for Literature. In 2007 she was included in Waterstone’s list of Twenty-five Authors for the Future.

Louise has written many short stories and produced features for most of the major British broadsheets. She has also written for the stage, most recently Memory Cells (2009) and also in 2009, wrote the libretto for a fifteen minute opera Remembrance Day, music by Stuart MacRae, which was included in Scottish Opera’s Five:15 series. She has also presented several radio features, most recently ‘The Gorbals Vampire’, a thirty minute feature for BBC Radio 4, producer David Stenhouse (March 2010) and ‘Tibet on the Banks of the Clyde’ for BBC Radio 3, Producer Louise Yeoman (September 2010).

Louise’s work has been translated into twenty languages and she has been awarded several international fellowships and residencies including a Robert Louis Stevenson Award (2003), Hawthornden Fellowship (2005), Stipendium at the Internationales Künstlerhaus Villa Concordia (2007/8), Civitella Ranieri Foundation Fellowship (2008), Villa Hellebosch residency (2009) and a Ledig House residency (2010).