His Bloody Project – Graeme Macrae Burnet

Monday, April 24th, 2017

A pleasure of being on the Marlborough LitFest committee is reading books recommended by fellow committee members; books that I might not have picked up if left to my own devices.

Graeme Macrae Burnet’s His Bloody Project was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize last year, and thoroughly deserves the accolade. It is a book which draws you into another world – in this case the harsh and spartan life of Scottish Highland crofters in the year 1869. Completely believable in its presentation as a non-fiction account of a murder investigation, the novel leads you to consider motive, psychology and whether it is ever possible to truly understand the lives of others.

Telegraph Review – What to Read Man Booker Prize shortlist 2016

Photo of Graeme Macrae Burnet

Graeme Macrae Burnet cr Jen Cunnion

Graeme Macrae Burnet is one of Scotland’s brightest literary talents, and we are very pleased to welcome him to Marlborough LitFest 2017. The Gazette and Herald have just published an interview in which he says “I am delighted to be appearing at the Marlborough festival as it is clearly a very prestigious event with a great pedigree,”




Kate Fry, Marlborough LitFest Committee member