Wednesday, 15 July 2009

Alasdair Gray

Currently reading Old Men In Love by Alasdair Gray. Gray has perhaps the highest reputation of any living Scottish writer, and illustrates his own books. This particular novel is ostensibly a collection of diary entries and attempts at fiction by John Tunnock, a retired history teacher living in Glasgow. Tunnock starts and abandons stories set in ancient Greece, Renaissance Florence, Victorian London and contemporary Glasgow. Gray studied at the Glasgow School of Art, and his drawing is as strong as his writing. Not often you can say that.

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