Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Peter May Literary Salon: September 10

Join Mystery Readers NorCal for an evening with award winning Crime Writer Peter May, Wednesday, September 10, in Berkeley, CA. 7 p.m. Send a DM or make a comment with your email below if you'd like to attend.

Peter May is the author of the internationally best-selling Lewis Trilogy set in the Outer Hebrides of Scotland; the China Thrillers, featuring Beijing detective Li Yan and American forensic pathologist Margaret Campbell; the critically-acclaimed Enzo Files, featuring Scottish forensic scientist Enzo MacLeod, which is set in France; and several standalone books, the latest of which is Entry Island (January 2014, Quercus UK).

May has also had a successful career as a television writer, creator, and producer. One of Scotland's most prolific television dramatists, he garnered more than 1000 credits in 15 years as scriptwriter and script editor on prime-time British television drama. He is the creator of three major television drama series and presided over two of the highest-rated serials in his homeland before quitting television to concentrate on his first love, writing novels.

Born and raised in Scotland he lives in France.

After being turned down by all the major UK publishers, the first of the The Lewis Trilogy - The Blackhouse - was published in France as L'Ile des Chasseurs d'Oiseaux where it was hailed as "a masterpiece" by the French national newspaper L'Humanité. His novels have a large following in France. The trilogy has won several French literature awards, including one of the world's largest adjudicated readers awards, the Prix Cezam.

The Blackhouse was published in English by Quercus (a relatively young publishing house which did not exist when the book was first presented to British publishers). The Blackhouse went on to become an international best seller, and was shortlisted for both Barry Award and Macavity Award when it was published in the USA. The Blackhouse won the US Barry Award for Best Mystery Novel at Bouchercon in Albany NY, in 2013.

The Lewis Man has just been published in the U.S.

Peter May on The Blackhouse



Maddy said...

Wow, now there's a refreshing message, persistence, patience, hard work and always keep moving on to the next project bearing no ill-will. Thank you. [Love the accent!]

Mike Gora said...

Just wish I could be there. I love his books.