Louise Welsh

Louise Welsh

Louise Welsh is the author of eight novels including The Cutting Room, A Lovely Way to Burn and Death is a Welcome Guest. She has received numerous awards and international fellowships, including an Honorary Doctor of Arts from Edinburgh Napier University and an honorary fellowship from the University of Iowa's International Writing Program. Louise Welsh is Professor of Creative Writing at the University of Glasgow.

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We all imagine things. It's when you believe you need to be afraid...

Introducing THE GIRL ON THE STAIRS by Louise Welsh

John Murray

No Dominion

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Death is a Welcome Guest

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A Lovely Way to Burn

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As heard on BBC Radio 4 Book at BedtimeIt doesn't look like murder in a city full of death. A pandemic called 'The Sweats' is sweeping the globe. London is a city in crisis. Hospitals begin to fill with the dead and dying, but Stevie Flint is convinced that the sudden death of her boyfriend Dr Simon Sharkey was not from natural causes. As roads out of London become gridlocked with people fleeing infection, Stevie's search for Simon's killers takes her in the opposite direction, into the depths of the dying city and a race with death. A Lovely Way to Burn is the first outbreak in the Plague Times trilogy. Chilling, tense and completely compelling, it's Louise Welsh writing at the height of her powers.

John Murray

The Face at the Window: Three Stories

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The three stories in this short collection from acclaimed author Louise Welsh all confront fear. In 'The Face at the Window' Fiona is convinced someone is breaking into her house, but the only evidence for the break-in is a face at the window that no one else can see. In 'Realm of the Census' Maryanne travels from house to house, collecting census information from strangers, and encounters a woman who lives with ghosts. In 'The Queen of Craigielee' Ailsa is photographing the interior of an abandoned high-rise which is about to be demolished when she sees the faint figure of a girl in a doorway of one of the condemned flats. These three dark stories are tales to savour; they will linger in the mind long after you've finished reading them.

John Murray

The Girl on the Stairs

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What Welsh knows...is that no supernatural manifestation of our darkest hours is any match for what real human beings can do to each other.

The Guardian

on THE GIRL ON THE STAIRS

Interview with Louise Welsh

About the inspiration behind THE GIRL ON THE STAIRS

Who's Real?

The Girl on the Stairs Stunt

13Apr
Mitchell Library, North Street, Glasgow, G3 7DN

Louise Welsh at Aye Write Festival

4:30pm
Come and meet Louise Welsh
14Apr
Winstanley Lecture Theatre, Trinity Street, Cambridge, CB2 1TQ

Louise Welsh event at Cambridge Wordfest

4:00pm
Come and see Louise Welsh and Christobel Kent, introduced by Rowan Pelling
20Apr
The Elphinstone Hotel, 145 High Street, Biggar, ML12 6DL

Louise Welsh Literary Lunch with Atkinson Pryce Bookshop at The Elphinstone Hotel, Biggar

12:30pm
Come and meet Louise Welsh
25Apr
66 Marchmont Street, London, WC1N 1AB

Louise Welsh London event with Gay's the Word

7:00pm
Come and meet Louise Welsh
27Apr
The Legacy Falcon Hotel, Chapel Street, Stratford upon Avon, CV37 6HA

Louise Welsh Writing Workshop at Stratford-upon-Avon Literary Festival

10:00am - 3:00pm
Come and meet Louise Welsh
28Apr
Queen's Hall, Beaumont Street, Hexham, NE46 3LS

Louise Welsh at Hexham Book Festival

10:30am - 4:00pm
Come and meet Louise Welsh