James Kelman

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The Voids by Ryan O’Connor review – Irn-Bru and benders
This luminous debut novel, set in a squalid, hyper-hedonistic Glasgow, is a wild and gratifying literary ride

Benjamin Myers

16, Mar, 2022 @9:00 AM

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Book clinic: which books examine modern masculinity?
Writer Darran Anderson bypasses Houellebecq in favour of fiction from Édouard Louis to Hanif Kureishi

Darran Anderson

07, Mar, 2020 @6:00 PM

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That Was a Shiver, and Other Stories by James Kelman review – a challenging collection
Haphazard, perplexingly oblique stories from the Booker prize-winning author of How Late it Was, How Late

Colin Barrett

10, Aug, 2017 @11:00 AM

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Short story roundup – prison, pregnancy and the pain of adolescent sexuality
The latest crop of short stories offers visceral truths from a range of viewpoints

Natasha Tripney

06, Aug, 2017 @9:00 AM

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James Kelman: ‘I'll die at the desk. So what. Where's the coffee?'
The Scottish author on working on the buses, how writer’s block is an economic luxury and having 150 stories on the go

James Kelman

05, Aug, 2017 @8:59 AM

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Dirt Road by James Kelman - review
A young Scottish boy and his father find self-fulfilment, and a closer bond, in this life-affirming tale set in Alabama

Grace McCleen

14, Aug, 2016 @7:00 AM

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What's your favourite Scottish novel? Is it one of these?
The broadcaster is putting 30 books chosen by an expert panel to a public vote to find Scotland’s favourite book. Let us know what you make of the selection

Alison Flood

01, Aug, 2016 @1:53 PM

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Dirt Road by James Kelman review – a musical journey into America’s deep south
A bereaved father and son leave Scotland for Memphis in a richly observed tale of loneliness and loss

Kirsty Gunn

23, Jul, 2016 @6:30 AM

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James Kelman: ‘Intimidation, provocation, contempt - that's the working class experience'
The author on writing from inside his Glasgow community, and why the furore around his 1994 Booker-winning novel still defines his career

Libby Brooks

15, Jul, 2016 @12:00 PM

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Chloé Esposito 'bad twin' trilogy bags over £2m at London book fair
Thriller series Mad, Bad and Dangerous to Know sets publishing showcase buzzing, but there’s cash left for a novel from Bake Off’s Nadiya Hussain, a Little Prince sequel and a pride of literary lions

Alison Flood

14, Apr, 2016 @12:24 PM

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Speech: an ancient genre returns

Robert McCrum: Oratory has a well-documented classical pedigree, but it seems to be clearing its throat for a major revival

Robert McCrum

15, Apr, 2013 @2:12 PM

Rift deepens between Scottish artists and Creative Scotland, as despairing open letter is published

A hundred names from the Scottish arts establishment – including Ian Rankin, Douglas Gordon and Sir Peter Maxwell Davies – have expressed their dismay at Creative Scotland's policies with a heartfelt open letter

Charlotte Higgins

09, Oct, 2012 @9:41 AM

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