Sunday, September 6, 2009

Val McDermid

Val McDermid has published 18 crime novels and eight other books. She won the Crime Writers’ Association Gold Dagger Award for The Mermaids Singing (1995).

From her Q & A with Anna Metcalfe at the Financial Times:

Which literary character resembles you?

James Bond, for his elegance, suavity, fast cars and success with women.

Who are your literary influences?

RL Stevenson. I read Treasure Island in comic form when I was quite young and was captivated. I absorbed a lot about storytelling and structure. Also Margaret Atwood, Agatha Christie and Raymond Chandler.
Read the complete Q & A.

Visit Val McDermid's website.

--Marshal Zeringue