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The Last Crossing - Dark thriller explores Ireland's Disappeared

The current boom in Northern Irish crime writing reflects the need for stories to help people come to terms with the Troubles, says award-winning writer Brian McGilloway.

The Last Crossing Award

The Last Crossing was awarded an unprecedented “Highly Commended’ Award at Theakston’s Old Peculier Crime Writing Festival this summer after being shortlisted for The Theakston’s Crime Novel of the Year, the first time in the Festival’s history that a book has been awarded this commendation.

Reading The Last Crossing

Brian McGilloway reads the opening of The last Crossing.

On Writing Bad Blood

Crime writer Brian McGilloway: I got a text from my publisher to say I had just hit the New York Times best seller list... it was just surreal.

On Writing The Last Crossing

Derry crime writer Brian McGilloway on publishing under lockdown: A book will always find an audience at some stage.

Walking the Tightrope: Brexit, Books and the Border

For writers, the truth of the Border is not that it was a place of security and unity, but one of division, crime and violence.

Article on Grief

Only after my father’s death did I begin to know grief. Brian McGilloway: Some days, I just want to let others know that I’ve lost my dad and feel lost myself.