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Allan Guthrie

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Contact: [email protected]
Local authority: Edinburgh City
Languages: English
Allan Guthrie's headshot

I'm an award-winning crime novelist, have worked as an editor for a number of publishers, ran my own digital publishing company, and also co-founded the North Literary Agency. I've given over 200 talks and workshops related to the book business, from self-editing tips to how to get published. (Photo credit: David Bishop)

Local authorities will 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 will deliver

Mentoring; Panel event; Reading; Talk; Workshop

Audience will work with

Adult learners; Reluctant readers

Topics of work

Animals; Comedy, humour & funny books; Crime fiction; Editing & editing your own work; Mystery & thriller; Publishing & getting published; Self-publishing & independent publishing

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Audience size

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