Alasdair Gray is Scotland's best known polymath. Born 1934 in Glasgow, he graduated in design and mural art from Glasgow School of Art in 1957. After decades of surviving by painting and writing TV and radio plays, his first novel, the loosely autobiographical, blackly fantastic Lanark, opened up new imaginative territory for such varied writers as Jonathan Coe, A.L. Kennedy, James Kelman, Janice Galloway and Irvine Welsh. It led Anthony Burgess to call him 'the most important Scottish writer since Sir Walter Scott'. His ...

Life in Pictures 2012, Canongate Books Ltd, Edinburgh

ISBN-13: 9781847671400

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Life in Pictures 2010, Canongate Books Ltd, Edinburgh

ISBN-13: 9781841956404

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