Louise Welsh  

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Kunstformen der Natur (1904) by Ernst Haeckel
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Louise Welsh is an author of short stories and novels, based in Glasgow, Scotland.

Welsh studied History at Glasgow University and traded in second-hand books for several years before publishing her first novel.

Louise Welsh's debut novel The Cutting Room (2002) was nominated for several literary awards including the 2003 Orange Prize for Fiction. It won the Crime Writers' Association Creasey Dagger for the best first crime novel.

Welsh's second major work, the novella Tamburlaine Must Die (2004), fictionally recounts the last few days in the life of 16th-century English dramatist (see Tamburlaine) and poet Christopher Marlowe.

Her third novel, The Bullet Trick (2006) is set in Berlin, London and Glasgow and narrated from the perspective of magician and conjurer William Wilson.

Her fourth novel, 'Naming the Bones' was published by Canongate Books in March 2010.

In 2009, she donated the short story The Night Highway to Oxfam's 'Ox-Tales' project, four collections of UK stories written by 38 authors. Her story was published in the 'Air' collection.

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