A former Glasgow policewoman, now based in Dumfries & Galloway, southwest Scotland, Karen Campbell has managed to forge a career in crime to become one of Scotland’s best-known novelists.
The creator of gritty urban thrillers has recently turned attention to new subjects. Her historical novel The Sound of the Hours is set in a small Tuscan town during the Second World War, while Rise tells the story of a young woman forced to run for her life in the Scottish countryside.
Karen is also currently working as writer in residence at Dumfries & Galloway Council, where she is writing, Here Is Our Story, which documents council workers’ response to Covid.
She is a regular contributor to the Wigtown Book Festival and in 2020 was commissioned by the festival to write an original short story, “The Ghosts of Wigtown”. A supernatural tale, it is inspired by the women’s history tour in Wigtown, Scotland’s National Book Town. Read the story HERE.
The Wigtown Women’s Walk can be found HERE.