Louise Welsh is the author of eight novels, including the Plague Times trilogy – A Lovely Way To Burn, Death Is A Welcome Guest and No Dominion. She has also written several plays, an opera, numerous short stories and edited various collections of writing.

She is also a professor of creative writing at the University of Glasgow, having previously gained a Masters in Creative Writing (with distinction) from the same university, and she was previously writer-in-residence there between 2011-12.

Listen to Louise Welsh on the Read All About It podcast HERE


1. Favourite book from childhood
Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson & Marianne Dreams by Catherine Storr

2. Favourite book from teenage/university (formative) years
The Private Memoirs and Confessions of a Justified Sinner by James Hogg

3 A book you would recommend to anyone
Severance by Ling Ma

4. A book you couldn’t be paid to read again.
That’s a hard one, because I’m cheap… but maybe As I Walked Out One Midsummer Morning by Laurie Lee

5. The last book you read or are currently reading.
The Mirror and the Light by Hilary Mantel