Peter May


Born in 1951 in Glasgow Peter May worked as a journalist and Scottish television screenwriter. He has been living in the Lot region in France for about ten years and devotes himself to literature. Fascinated by China, he wrote a ‘China Thrillers’ series of books that have been translated by the Éditions du Rouergue. The Blackhouse, published in 2010, is the first novel of The Lewis Trilogy and was awarded several prizes, including the Cezam Prix Litteraire Inter CE in 2010. It was followed by The Lewis Man in 2011. His latest novel, The Chessmen, was published last September.

Autobiograpy for Quais du Polar

I am a French-Scots writer. Before taking French naturalization I was the most French of Scots. Now I am the most Scottish of the French.

Crime favourites

Book: Laidlaw, William McIlvanney

Film: The Third Man, Carol Reed

Author: Graham Greene

A song: Crucan Na Bpaiste (Gaelic song), Karen Matheson (Scottish singer)