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Graeme Macrae Burnet

UK flag (b.1967)

Graeme Macrae Burnet is one of Scotland’s brightest literary talents and the author of His Bloody Project, shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2016.

Born and brought up in Kilmarnock, Graeme spent some years working as an English teacher in Prague, Bordeaux, Porto and London, before returning to Glasgow and working for eight years for various independent television companies. He has degrees in English Literature and International Security Studies from Glasgow and St Andrews universities respectively.

Awards: Saltire (2016)  see all

Genres: Mystery, Historical Mystery
New and upcoming books
   His Bloody Project (2015)
   Case Study (2021)
   These Our Monsters (2019) (with others)
Graeme Macrae Burnet recommends
The Second Cut (2022)
(Rilke, book 2)
Louise Welsh
"If writing a sequel to a bona fide Scottish classic weighed heavily on Louise Welsh you'd never know. The Second Cut grips from the very opening pages. The Glasgow it portrays is seamy but humane, its cast of characters flawed but endearing. The whole thing is compelling, immersive and brimming with life. A great achievement."
Iron Annie (2021)
Luke Cassidy
"It's apparent from the opening lines of Iron Annie that Luke Cassidy can write. His prose fizzes with energy and music, and the reader is immediately plunged into the anarchic underbelly of Ireland and the lives of Cassidy's vivid characters."
Nightshade (2021)
(Jem Flockhart, book 5)
E S Thomson
"Terrific stuff."

More recommendations 

2016 Saltire Literary Award : His Bloody Project

Award nominations
2022 Ned Kelly Award for Best International Crime Novel (nominee) : Case Study
2022 HWA Gold Crown Award (longlist) : Case Study
2022 Booker Prize (longlist) : Case Study
2018 Theakston Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year (shortlist) : The Accident on the A35
2016 Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Mystery/Thriller (nominee) : His Bloody Project
2016 Booker Prize (shortlist) : His Bloody Project

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