Bute Noir 2018

Here is our schedule of events:



4.30 pm – 5.30pm Bute Museum
A starter for tension: James Oswald, Sarah Hilary and Mari Hannah

6 pm – 7 pm Rothesay Library
Far horizons: Abir Mukherjee and Graeme Macrae Burnet

7.30 pm  – 8.30 pm Print Point
From screen to page to screen: Helen FitzGerald and Alexandra Sokoloff

9 pm  10 pm Rothesay Library
Chris Brookmyre. Interviewed by Luca Veste

10.15 pm – 12am Black Bull Inn
Noir at The Bar – Free Entry


12.30 pm – 1.30 pm Bute Museum
Time’s Up: Alexandra Sokoloff, Sarah Hilary, Mari Hannah and Yrsa Sigurdardottir on violence against women in crime fiction

2 pm – 3 pm Rothesay Library
Our people and places: Denzil Meyrick and Craig Robertson

3.30 pm – 4.30 pm Rothesay Library
Now For Something Completely Different: Chris Brookmyre, Helen FitzGerald, Abir Mukherjee and  Luca Veste

5 pm – 6 pm Print Point
Is it Always a Crime?: Graeme Macrae Burnet and Michael J Malone

7.30 pm – 8.30 pm Rothesay Library
Northern Stars: Yrsa Sigurdardottir and Alex Gray

9 pm -10 pm Bute Museum
A Question of Court: The Return of the Quiz! Followed by entertainment.


12.45 pm – 1.45  pm Print Point
Bloody Bute: Myra Duffy, Alanna Knight and Michael J Malone

2.15 pm-3.45 pm Print Point
Writer’s Workshop with Alexandra Sokoloff

2.30 pm-3 .30 pm Rothesay Library
Hold the Front Page: Anna Smith and Craig Robertson

4 pm-5 pm Bute Museum
Watching the Detectives: Denzil Meyrick, James Oswald and Alex Gray

5.30 pm-6.30 pm Bute Museum
The Last Stand: Alex Gray, Anna Smith, Luca Veste and whoever else is left standing will be questioned by Craig Robertson and a special mystery interviewer.

Please also check out our ‘Sold Out Sessions‘ page too.