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Lin Anderson

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Contact: admin@lin-anderson.com
Local authority: Edinburgh City
Languages: English
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I am an author and screenwriter, best known for the long running series of crime thriller novels featuring forensic scientist Dr Rhona MacLeod. I have appeared at a variety of events in a number of environments, including book and science festivals (both here and abroad), libraries, colleges, schools, prisons and book clubs. I’ve also given masterclasses in short story, crime novel structure and screenwriting.

I am co-founder of Bloody Scotland, Scotland’s annual international crime writing festival and, through this, help develop and encourage new writing in that genre. 

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

Panel event; Talk; Workshop; Chairing events

Audience can work with

Adult learners; Prisoners & young offenders; Reluctant readers

Topics of work

Contemporary fiction; Crime fiction; Gender equality; Island communities; Mystery & thriller; Rural communities; Science; Self-publishing & independent publishing

Age groups published for


Age groups can work with

15-18; 18+

Audience size

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