Graeme Macrae Burnet | ‘In order to immerse yourself in a novel I think you have to feel that it is real’

Graeme Macrae Burnet was picked out by the literary spotlight when his second novel, His Bloody Project, was shortlisted for the Booker Prize in 2016. Published by small indie Saraband, it tells of a brutal triple murder in the remote Scottish Highlands in 1869 via witness statements, a memoir written by the accused and a documentary account of the trial. While critics praised the “experimental narrative structure…