Alasdair Gray: A Life in Pictures

ISBN: 9781847671400
Artist(s): Alasdair Gray
Author(s): Alasdair Gray
Format: paperback
Edition: First
Year published: 2010
Publisher Location: Glasgow
Total Pages: 128 pages
Illustrations: illustrated throughout, mainly in colour


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Alasdair Gray is one of the finest and most respected polymaths of our times. He was born in Glasgow in 1934 and graduated from the city’s art school in 1957. After decades of struggling as an artist and writing TV and radio plays, Gray’s first novel, the loosely autobiographical, blackly fantastical Lanark, changed the landscape of British fiction, opening up the imaginative territory inhabited today by writers such as AL Kennedy, James Kelman and Irvine Welsh. It led Anthony Burgess to hail him as “the most important Scottish writer since Sir Walter Scott”. His other published books include 1982 Janine, Poor Things (winner of the Whitbread Award), The Book of Prefaces, The Ends of Our Tethers and Old Men in Love. Besides regaling his covers and illustrating all his texts, Gray’s unmistakable art, be it in painting, illustration, poster or mural form, has been commissioned and exhibited across the world.



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