Every Short Story by Alasdair Gray 1951-2012

Alasdair Gray

Every Short Story by Alasdair Gray 1951-2012 by Alasdair Gray (Paperback ISBN 9780857865618) book cover

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An authoritative collection of Alasdair Gray’s stories gathered over sixty two years

The first sixteen tales in this collection were published by Canongate in 1983 with the title Unlikely Stories, Mostly. This collection also has fifty-seven tales from later books, plus sixteen new ones written for the hardback publication of this collection. This last section, Tales Droll and Plausible, shows that Gray’s recent twenty-first-century fiction is as uncomfortably funny and up to date as his earliest.


“Gray is a true original, a twentieth century William Blake.”
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Alasdair Gray

Since 1981, when Alasdair Gray’s first novel (Lanark: A Life in Four Books) was published by Canongate, he has published twenty books, most of them novels and short stories. In his own words, ‘Alasdair Gray is a fat, spectacled, balding, increasingly old Glaswegian pedestrian who has mainly lived by writing and designing books, most of them fiction.’