‘Why do I write?’ he once asked himself and answered simply, ‘Because I can’t stop’. Nominated by Granta magazine in 2003 as one of twenty ‘Best of Young British Novelists’ and with a string of prestigious awards to his name, Warner, who still writes in longhand, is one of Scotland’s most talented and exciting contemporary novelists. Connel-raised Warner grew up in a house with no books and didn’t believe his first book would ever be published, but with titles such as Morvern Callar (1995; Somerset Maugham Award) which was later adapted into a critically successful film; These Demented Lands (1997; Encore Award); Disco Biscuits (1997), and The Sopranos (1998; Saltire Society Scottish Book of the Year Award) to his name, Warner has received both critical acclaim and popularity. Warner now splits his time between homes in Ireland and Spain.
Warner has been interviewed by the Herald, the Guardian, Random House and the Barcelona Review.
- Festival dates:
- 15–31 August 2020
- Programme launch:
- June 2020