Thursday, November 08, 2007

A Grand Old Man indeed

Alasdair Gray (who's books are beautiful to look at as well) gets some love from the Guardian.

"Every reader has an author whom they believe to be undervalued. Sometimes, as with mine, Alasdair Gray, they're not even obscure. They might indeed have won prizes (Gray has scooped the Guardian Fiction Prize and the Whitbread Novel Award, among others) and a trove of excellent notices from reviewers, yet still be considered as lacking the wider celebrity that, in an ideal world, would reward their talent."

I confess, I've not read very widely (Poor Things and his book of Endnotes only) but I know lots of cool kids dig him.

Posted by Dave

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