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Alison Belsham

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Contact: alisonbelsham@gmail.com
Local authority: Edinburgh City
Languages: English
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Alison Belsham is a best-selling author of eight crime novels, including the Tattoo Thief series, the Afghan Adventure series written in collaboration with her brother, Nick Higgins, and the DI Lexi Bennett series. Her writing career kicked off when she won Bloody Scotland’s Pitch Perfect competition in 2016, pitching the first book in the Tattoo Thief series. This went on to become an international bestseller, translated into 15 languages.


As a co-founder of both the Edinburgh Writers’ Forum and the Edinburgh Women’s Fiction Festival, she has plenty of experience in organizing and appearing at events aimed at both writers and readers.


Available for:

Local authorities can visit

Aberdeen City; Aberdeenshire; Angus; Argyll and Bute; Clackmannanshire; Dumfries and Galloway; Dundee; East Ayrshire; East Dunbartonshire; East Lothian; East Renfrewshire; Edinburgh City; Falkirk; Fife; Glasgow City; Highland; Inverclyde; Midlothian; Moray; Na h-Eileanan Siar (Western Isles); North Ayrshire; North Lanarkshire; Orkney Islands; Perth and Kinross; Renfrewshire; Scottish Borders; Shetland; South Ayrshire; South Lanarkshire; Stirling; West Dunbartonshire; West Lothian

Events can deliver

Mentoring; Panel event; Reading; Residency; Talk; Workshop

Topics of work

Crime fiction; Editing & editing your own work; Mystery & thriller; Publishing & getting published

Age groups published for

Teens; Adults

Age groups can work with

15-18; 18+

Audience size

0-10; 11-30; 31-100; 100-500; 500+