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Tony Black

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Contact: t_black_uk@yahoo.co.uk
Local authority: East Lothian
Languages: English, Scots
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Tony Black is the author of more than 20 books, most recently Her Cold Eyes. He has been nominated for eight CWA Daggers and was runner up in The Guardian's Not the Booker prize for The Last Tiger. He has written three crime series, a number of crime novellas and two collections of short stories. His acclaimed author interviews series was collected under the title Hard Truths. His novella, The Ringer, was adapted for the stage and the Ayr Gaiety performance can be found on YouTube.

A former Young Journalist of the Year, he still writes for the press regularly.

(Photo credit: Ian Atkinson)

(Works in Scots)

Websites featuring the author

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; Chairing events

Audience can work with

Adult learners; Care-experienced people; Prisoners & young offenders; Young people in the community (e.g. Youth clubs, Guides, Scouts)

Topics of work

Adventure; Animals; Childhood; Class & society; Comedy, humour & funny books; Contemporary fiction; Crime fiction; Death, grief & bereavement; Drug addiction, alcoholism & substance abuse; Editing & editing your own work; Emigration & immigration; Fairy tales, folklore & mythology; Family; Health including mental health & wellbeing; Historical fiction; History; Island communities; Love & romance; Mystery & thriller; Nature; Politics; Poverty; Publishing & getting published; Self-publishing & independent publishing

Age groups published for

Adults

Age groups can work with

3-5; 6-8; 9-11; 12-14; 15-18; Adults

Audience size

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