Alasdair Gray (2011 event)
Thirty years ago Lanark was published, which confirmed Alasdair Gray as the most ferociously inventive Scottish writer of his generation. His output since then has been characterised by a close relationship between his writing and his singular image-making style. Already the author of much-admired murals, he had just finished a new public art project at Glasgow Hillhead subway station when he came to the Book Festival and held audiences captive with his remarkable stories of life and work. This is the full event, recorded live at the 2011 Edinburgh International Book Festival.