Denzil heads to European Parliament

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A Campbeltown author is to speak at the European Parliament in front of its president and other senior figures at the end of this month.

Best-selling crime fiction author Denzil Meyrick will join writers, publishers and agents from across Europe at a Meet the Authors event in Brussels on September 25.

The aim of the evening of discussion, which is followed by a cocktail reception, is to strengthen cultural ties between nations, regardless of what happens regarding Britain’s membership of the EU.

The poster for the event reads: ‘Say yes to creativity and culture! Support an ambitious policy for creators and the reestablishment of the Parliamentary Intergroup on Cultural and Creative Industries.’

Denzil said: ‘I will be speaking on the impact Brexit may, or may not, have on Scottish writers.’

Denzil is a man in demand and will take a break from his book tour, following the launch of A Breath on Dying Embers, the seventh installment of his acclaimed DCI Daley series, to head to Belgium. The next stops on the tour are the Wigtown and Isle of Wight literary festivals.

He also recently appeared on BBC’s Off the Ball, and fans should look out for his interview on BBC Radio Scotland with Fiona Stalker, coming soon.