Remembering Alasdair Gray / Paradise


Launch of Gray’s final major work, PARADISE, published by Canongate Books

5th November 2020, 6pm

A digital celebration of the life and works of Glasgow’s polymath Alasdair Gray at this special two-headed event featuring some of those who knew him best. Celebrating the publication of Gray’s PARADISE, the third part of his trilogy responding to Dante’s Inferno. In addition interrogating the value of Gray’s contribution to Scottish arts and letters, in the year leading up to the 40th anniversary of his seminal novel Lanark.


Speakers in the first half, Remembering Alasdair, include: Alan Bissett (playwright), Sorcha Dallas (The Alasdair Gray Archive), Bernard MacLaverty (novelist, friend) Kat Rolley (Alasdair’s niece) and Nichol Wheatley (artist, collaborator).

In the second half Liz Lochhead (ex-Makar of Scotland) and Alan Riach (poet, Professor of Scottish Literature, University of Glasgow) will read from PARADISE and discuss Gray’s oeuvre.

The event is hosted by Dr. Rodge Glass (Senior Lecturer at the University of Strathclyde, Gray’s biographer and ex-Gray secretary).

Free Event on Zoom  – Please Register

Paradise – Canongate Books




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