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Crime Time: The SWH! Podcast Talks To Liam McIlvanney...



For the latest SWH! podcast Ali spoke to writer and academic Liam McIlvanney to talk about his latest novel The Heretic, which is a follow up to the award-winning The Quaker.


Liam joined us all the way from his home in New Zealand to discuss the challenges in writing a sequel to such a successful book, capturing the attitudes of the mid-seventies and making them relatable to modern readers, the importance of place, the joy of returning to, and developing, well-loved characters, and so much more.


He also talks about an excellent literary Easter Egg which will delight fellow crime fiction fanatics. It's always a pleasure to talk books with Liam, a man steeped in Scottish literature and crime fiction, and we hope you'll find plenty to enjoy and investigate further.


Liam McIlvanney's The Heretic is out now, published by Harper Collins.


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