Watch live as Val McDermid discusses her LGBTQI+ writers

Val McDermid“Now our words are part of the mainstream of British literary life. LGBTQ writers are not only published by mainstream publishers and stocked by libraries, bookshops and supermarkets; they win major prizes. For so long conspicuous by our absence, we are now conspicuous by our presence.”

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Val McDermid is one of the biggest names in crime writing. Her novels have been translated into 40 languages and have sold over 16 million copies worldwide.

Click here to find out more about the International Literature Showcase and to view Elif Shafak’s selection of women writers in the UK from March’s showcase.

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