Louise Welsh

Welsh’s debut novel The Cutting Room (2002) was nominated for several literary awards including the 2003 Orange Prize for Fiction. It won the Crime Writers’ Association Creasey Dagger for the best first crime novel. Welsh’s second major work, the novella Tamburlaine Must Die (2004), fictionally recounts the last few days in the life of 16th-century English dramatist and poet Christopher Marlowe, author of Tamburlaine the Great. Her third novel, The Bullet Trick (2006), is set in Berlin, London and Glasgow and narrated from the perspective of magician and conjurer William Wilson. Her fourth novel, Naming the Bones, was published by Canongate Books in March 2010. Her fifth novel, The Girl on the Stairs is a psychological thriller set in Berlin, and was released in August 2012 by Hodder & Stoughton. Her sixth novel, A Lovely Way to Burn was released in 2014 by Hodder & Stoughton, and in 2015 a sequel, Death is a Welcome Guest was published. Her next novel will be a sequel to The Cutting Room, and will be published by Canongate in 2021.

Agent Name: Sam Copeland

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