Graeme Macrae Burnet at Ottawa Writers Fest

October 25, 2022 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Christ Church Cathedral
414 Sparks St.
Ottawa, ON K1R 0B2
Graeme Macrae Burnet at Ottawa Writers Fest @ Christ Church Cathedral | Ottawa | Ontario | Canada

Come on out to the Ottawa Writers Fest for the event, Is Truth Stranger? Graeme Macrae Burnet, author of Case Study (November 1, 2022) will be in conversation with Colin McAdam (Black Dove), asking us to consider if the world as we see it, is the world as it is. Is it our narrators who are unreliable, or might it be reality itself? The event will take place at Christ Church Cathedral on October 25 at 6PM ET.

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Shortlisted for the 2022 Gordon Burn Prize • Shortlisted for the 2022 Ned Kelly Awards • Longlisted for the 2022 Booker Prize

The Booker-shortlisted author of His Bloody Project blurs the lines between patient and therapist, fiction and documentation, and reality and dark imagination. 

London, 1965. ‘I have decided to write down everything that happens, because I feel, I suppose, I may be putting myself in danger,’ writes an anonymous patient, a young woman investigating her sister’s suicide. In the guise of a dynamic and troubled alter-ego named Rebecca Smyth, she makes an appointment with the notorious and roughly charismatic psychotherapist Collins Braithwaite, whom she believes is responsible for her sister’s death. But in this world of beguilement and bamboozlement, neither she nor we can be certain of anything.

Case Study is a novel as slippery as it is riveting, as playful as it is sinister, a meditation on truth, sanity, and the instability of identity by one of the most inventive novelists of our time.


Graeme Macrae Burnet is among Scotland’s leading contemporary novelists. Best known for his dazzling Booker-shortlisted second novel, His Bloody Project (2015), he is also the author of two Simenon-influenced novels: The Disappearance of Adele Bedeau (2014) and The Accident on the A35 (2017). Burnet has appeared at literary festivals in Australia, the USA, Germany, India, Russia, Spain, France, Korea, Denmark and Estonia. His novels have been translated into more than twenty languages and achieved bestseller status in several countries. He lives and works in Glasgow.