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Who is Alasdair Gray?

Alasdair Gray is a Scottish writer and artist. His most acclaimed work is his first novel, Lanark, published in 1981 and written over a period of almost 30 years. 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 won the Whitbread Novel Award and the Guardian Fiction Prize. He describes himself as a civic nationalist and a republican.

  • also known as Грей, Аласдер
  • born on (81 years ago) in Glasgow
  • nationality: Scotland
  • profession: Writer, novelist, artist, visual artist
  • read more about Alasdair Gray (novelist)

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Google previewDictionary of First Names (1995)

by Iseabail Macleod, Terry Freedman

Alasdair Gray is a modern Scottish ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Literature and Politics: S-Z (2005)

by M. Keith Booker

Edwin Morgan, Alasdair Gray, James Kelman (whose winning of the Booker Prize in 1996 triggered a volley of anti-Scottish, class-biased comment), Liz Lochhead, and Tom Leonard contributed powerfully to the cultural climate, which ...

Google previewThe New Penguin Dictionary of Modern Quotations (2003)

by Robert Andrews

Outside babyhood hardly anyone Alasdair Gray (b.1934)...

Google previewThe Oxford Dictionary of Literary Terms (2008)

by Chris Baldick

The exploitation of typography for special effects is found in *pattern poetry and modern *concrete poetry, and in some experimental prose works like those of the Scottish novelist Alasdair Gray. typology A system of interpretation applied by ...

Google previewThe Biteback Dictionary of Humorous Literary Quotations (2013)

by Fred Metcalf

Alasdair Gray, erratum slip inserted in Unlikely ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Contemporary British Culture (2013)

by Peter Childs, Michael Storry

Alasdair Gray, Scotland's most experimental contemporary novelist, has been followed by such writers as James Kelman, Janice Galloway, William McIlvanney and Agnes Owen. The most well-known recent Anglo-Welsh novelists are Alice ...

Google previewOxford Dictionary of English Idioms (2010)

by John Ayto

Alasdair Gray Poor Things The career of this once famous soldier began as well as ended under a cloud. with your head in the clouds (ofa person) out of touch with reality; daydreaming. cloven a cloven hoof a symbol or indication of evil.

Google previewA Dictionary of Scottish Phrase and Fable (2012)

by Ian Crofton

Alasdair Gray instructed the printers to insert an erratum slip with the following wording: 'This slip has been inserted by mistake.' See also BOOKMARKS. Errol's aik See OAK OF ERROL, THE.

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