Val McDermid at LifeCare!

*** Event postponed due to unforeseen circumstances. New date to be confirmed.***

We warmly welcome popular Scottish author Val McDermid into the LifeCare Centre on Wednesday 11th May at 12pm to officially open our recently refurbished café as well as sign copies of her book that you may bring along.

Val McDermid’s latest book, 1979, is the unmissable first thriller in an electrifying, brand-new series. Following reporter Allie Burns, Allie and fellow journalist Danny Sullivan are exposing the criminal underbelly of respectable Scotland. They risk making powerful enemies – and Allie won’t stop there.

Photo credit- Charlotte Graham

Val McDermid is an international #1 bestselling author whose books have been translated into more than 40 languages. Her multi-award winning series and standalone novels have been adapted for TV and radio, most notably the Wire in the Blood series featuring clinical psychologist Dr Tony Hill and DCI Carol Jordan. An ITV adaptation of the Karen Pirie series, featuring a Scottish cold case detective, is underway.

Val was chair of the Wellcome Book Prize in 2017 and has served as a judge for both the Women’s Prize for Fiction and the 2018 Man Booker Prize. She is the recipient of six honorary doctorates and is an Honorary Fellow of St Hilda’s College, Oxford. She is a professor in the Centre of Irish and Scottish Studies at the University of Otago in New Zealand. Among her many awards are the CWA Diamond Dagger recognising lifetime achievement and the Theakstons Old Peculier award for Outstanding Contribution to Crime Writing. Val is also an experienced broadcaster and much-sought-after columnist and commentator across print media.

CafeLife, like many others, unfortunately had to close during Covid-19. We are inviting Val McDermid to come in and officially reopen our café. We have made some changes inside the café,  we have added many new wonderful plants, changed our menu and will be offering many deals throughout our re-opening week!

Pop along to LifeCare’s cafe on Wednesday 11th, along with your copy of Val’s book to get it signed and meet the author herself! Enjoy a tasty treat and look out for some amazing deals going on!