Acclaimed author and celebrated artist Alasdair Gray has been described by Will Self as ‘a creative polymath with an integrated politico-philosophic vision’. Gray is famous for his novel Lanark: A Life in Four Books, written over a span of thirty years and published in 1981 and hailed by the Guardian as ‘one of the landmarks of 20th century fiction’. Gray illustrates his books himself and also has a history of dramatic stage plays; some of his work-in-progress can be read on his blog, or you can visit his website. A Glaswegian evacuee, Gray studied and taught at Glasgow School of Art before immersing himself in his creative career, and now lives in the city’s West End with his wife.
Watch him on the BBC, listen to him on the Guardian, or read him talking to Dee Rimbaud.
- Festival dates:
- 10-26 August 2019
- Programme launch:
- June 2019