Creative Conversations, Alasdair Gray, University of Glasgow, 2 October, 2017

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Novelist Alasdair Gray

University Chapel, West Quadrangle, Main Building Gilmorehill Campus, University of Glasgow, Glasgow G12 8QQ

Monday 2 October, 2017
1 – 2 PM University Chapel
Free & Open to the Public

Alasdair Gray is a Scottish writer and artist. His most acclaimed work is his novel, Lanark, published in 1981. It is now regarded as a classic, and was described by The Guardian as “one of the landmarks of 20th-century fiction.”

His novel Poor Things (1992) won the Whitbread Novel Award and the Guardian Fiction Prize.

His collections of short stories include Unlikely Stories, Mostly (1983), winner of the 1983 Cheltenham Prize, and Ten Tales Tall and True (1993), and he is the editor of The Book of Prefaces (2000).

He has also written for stage, radio and television, and between 1965 and 1976 had 17 TV and radio plays broadcast, as well as five further plays produced for the theatre, including Working Legs: A Play for Those Without Them (1997) and Fleck (2008).

In 1977 he was Glasgow’s official Artist-Recorder for the People’s Palace local history museum. Old Men in Love (2007), was shortlisted for the 2008 Catherine Maclean Prize. His Autobiography, Of Me & Others, was published in 2014. 

Find more information about him on his website:

Books by featured authors will be for sale in John Smiths bookshop.

Alasdair’s first art exhibition took place in London’s Coningsby Gallery, July/August 2017 A Life In Pictures, 1951 – 2017.

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