Schoolboy Author Launches Book

News Release

Misinformation, chases and political skulduggery all feature in 15 year-old Callum Duffy’s debut novel, To Kill The Truth. The official launch of the book was held on 26th January in Broughty Ferry New Kirk Hall.

Callum Duffy - To Kill The Truth - Book Launch

The book, which went into publication just before Christmas, is already receiving critical acclaim and attracting stunning reviews.

Topically set in pre-referendum Scotland, the book explores the adventures of three citizens who try to discover and reveal the truth behind the campaigning, and the lengths to which the state will go to stop them.

Callum, who started work on the book when he was only 13, said “The hypothesis for the plot is that politicians will try for their own ends to control and influence the information that is put before the public. This means that the public will make wrong choices as they don’t have access to accurate information. The book, explores a fictional account of what might happen if some citizens were determined to reveal things the state did not wish revealed.”

He continued, “I have been surprised at how real events have mirrored the theme of the original manuscript. What has happened with Wikileaks and Julian Assange and with the whistle-blower, Edward Snowden and the subsequent treatment of Guardian journalist, Glenn Greenwald at Heathrow airport demonstrate that the balance of access and control of information between the state and the population is not right.”

Callum added, “The feedback and reviews the book has been receiving have exceeded all expectations. I am glad people are enjoying the story so much.”

The launch, which was attended by figures from the literary and current affairs worlds was a great success with all available copies of the book sold out on the night.

To Kill The Truth can be purchased at good bookshops or on-line retailers. E-book versions can be obtained from this website.