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Bestselling author to celebrate World Book Night in Aberdeen


Celebrate World Book Night with bestselling author James Oswald at 6pm on Wednesday [23 April] at Aberdeen Central Library, Rosemount Viaduct.

Aberdeen City Libraries is pleased to announce that the popular author will talk about his new book Hangman's Song as well as his other writings.

James has built up quite a reputation as a great new talent in Scottish crime writing with his Inspector McLean series.

His first novel, Natural Causes was the winner of Richard and Judy's Summer Book Club 2013.

Rave reviews in the local and national press are proof of just how popular his crime series has become since he started out as a self-published author.

Now part of the Penguin Publishing House, his titles are hugely successful, with more than 350,000 downloads of his first title.

The popular author will take time out of tending livestock on his 350 acre farm in North Fife to promote his new book in a city he knows well, having spent many years in Aberdeen.

Aberdeen City Council Convener of Education, Culture and Sport Councillor Jenny Laing said: "World Book Night is another great example of Aberdeen Library Service's continuing commitment to participate in nationwide celebrations of books, reading, stories and words to encourage all ages to experience the joy of reading."

James said: "I am delighted to be invited back to Aberdeen and to the Central Library where I did so much of my research in the early years of my writing career."

On the night, James will read from his new novel, talk about his other works, answer questions and sign copies of his titles, which will be on sale.

Spaces for the event are limited and filling up fast so booking is essential. Book by e-mailing a name and contact details to

Spaces can also be booked by calling 01224 652500.