Owen Mullen

Owen Mullen

Owen Mullen is a Bloody Scotland McIlvanney Crime Book Of The Year long-listed novelist. His latest novel And So It Began is a Sunday Times Crime Club ⭐Star Pick.

When he was ten, Owen Mullen won a short story competition and didn’t write anything else for almost forty years. In between he graduated from Strathclyde University with a Masters in Tourism and a degree in Marketing, moved to London and worked as a rock musician, session singer and songwriter, and had a hit record in Japan with a band he refuses to name; on occasion he still performs. He returned to Scotland to run a management consultancy and a marketing agency. He is an Arsenal supporter and a serious foodie. A gregarious recluse, he and his wife, Christine, split their time between Glasgow – where the Charlie Cameron books are set – and their villa in the Greek Islands.

Lenka's List had the pleasure to publish this interview on: January 15th, 2018
As a boy I read Somerset Maugham... I imagined myself on a hill in the Mediterranean writing a great novel... I do write on a hill overlooking the Med!
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Posted on: January 15th, 2018
Aye Write Book Festival

Looking forward to this great event at the Aye Write Book Festival in Glasgow ... don't forget to book your tickets!

Owen Mullen, Claire MacLeary & Angus McAllister, Glasgow Criminal Beginnings

21st Mar 2018  •  7:45PM - 8:45PM  •  Mitchell Library

Three crime writers who started out life in Glasgow, but haven’t always chosen to set their work in the city come together to discuss the influence Glasgow has had on their books. Owen Mullen’s debut novel Games People Play was long-listed for the McIlvanney Prize and his latest And So It Began was a Sunday Times Crime Club Star Pick.

Claire MacLeary’s Burnout is the sequel to her debut, Cross Purpose which was also long-listed for the McIlvanney Prize.

Angus McAllister’s Close Quarters satirises the traditional and sentimental view of Glasgow’s tenement life and has been a huge success.