A Life In Pictures (Google eBook)

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Canongate Books, Oct 22, 2010 - Biography & Autobiography - 320 pages
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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 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. In this book, with reproductions of his murals, portraits, landscapes and illustrations, Gray tells of his failures and successes which have led his pictures to be accepted by a new generation of visual artists.
  

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User Review  - Ian Thomson - Goodreads

If you are a fan of either his writing or his art, you will love this book. The images are beautiful and the text adds considerable information. And my copy was signed by Alasdair when I met him in Pittenweem. A lovely man. Read full review

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User Review  - Goodreads

If you are a fan of either his writing or his art, you will love this book. The images are beautiful and the text adds considerable information. And my copy was signed by Alasdair when I met him in Pittenweem. A lovely man. Read full review

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About the author (2010)

Simply one of the best and most respected authors of modern times. Be thankful he just can't stop writing. Since 1981, when Alasdair Gray's first novel (Lanark: A Life in Four Books) was published by Canongate, he has published twenty books, most of them novels and short stories. In his own words, 'Alasdair Gray is a fat, spectacled, balding, increasingly old Glaswegian pedestrian who has mainly lived by writing and designing books, most of them fiction.'

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