We’re excited to be showcasing an amazing lineup of writers of colour at Granite Noir, Aberdeen’s festival of crime writing!
On 23rd February, 6-8pm, we’ll be hosting an online masterclass in crime writing for Black writers and writers of colour, led by Tariq Ashkanani.
Tickets are £6.50 and are available from the Aberdeen Performing Arts website here.
Read on below to learn more about Tariq.
- Then on 25th February, 8:30pm, at the Lemon Tree in Aberdeen, we’ll be hosting a live panel discussion about all things noir with Anna Cheung, Eliza Chan, Katalina Watt, chaired by Zebib K. Abraham. We’ll hear all three panellists read their work and chat about folklore, mythology, horror and speculative literature.
Tickets are £9.50 and are available from the Aberdeen Performing Arts website here. We can’t wait to see you there!
Read on below to learn more about our speakers.
Tariq Ashkanani is a solicitor based in Edinburgh, whose debut novel Welcome to Cooper was shortlisted for the CWA New Blood Dagger and won the Bloody Scotland Debut Award. He also helps run Write Gear, a company that sells high-quality notebooks for writers, and co-hosts Write Gear’s podcast Page One.
Anna also has forthcoming publications with Edinburgh Literary Salon and the British Fantasy Society and is currently working on her second poetry book.
She was highly commended by the Forward Prize in 2022.
Katalina Watt is published in magazines and anthologies including Haunted Voices, Unspeakable, Reclamation, and Extra Teeth. They were Longlisted for Penguin Write Now 2020, awarded a 2021 Ladies of Horror Fiction Writers Grant, and 2022 Ignyte award-winning founding Audio Director for khōréō magazine. She is represented by Robbie Guillory at Underline Literary. (Photo credit: Jim Walker.)
Eliza Chan is a Scottish-born speculative fiction author. Her short fiction has been published in The Dark, Podcastle, Fantasy Magazine and The Best of British Fantasy. Her debut novel FATHOMFOLK — inspired by mythology, ESEAN cities and diaspora feels — will be published by Orbit in Spring 2024. Find out more on her website www.elizachan.co.uk. (Photo credit: Sandi Hodkinson.)