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  • Paperback: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Polygon An Imprint of Birlinn Limited (1 Aug. 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1846970407
  • ISBN-13: 978-1846970405
  • Product Dimensions: 13.3 x 2.5 x 20.3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars 5 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,273,947 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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‘One of Scotland’s most innovative writers whose unsparing rendering of modern urban life catches the tenor of the times’ Scotsman --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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James Kelman was born in Glasgow in 1946. After leaving school at 15 he worked in the printing industry and as a bus driver. In 1971 he attended creative writing night classes and in 1973 an American company published his first collection of short stories, 'An Old Pub Near The Angel'. 'Greyhound for Breakfast' won the 1987 Cheltenham Prize; 'A Disaffection' won the James Tait Black Memorial Prize and was shortlisted for the Booker Prize; 'How Late it Was, How Late' won the 1994 Booker Prize amidst a storm of controversy. He has also written many plays for stage and radio. He lives in Glasgow with his wife and family.



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