Saturday, December 5, 2015

RIP To The Godfather Of Tartan Noir: Scottish Writer William McIlvanney Dies Age 79


The Guardian reports that William McIlvanney, the author of Laidlaw, has died.

The celebrated Scottish writer William McIlvanney has died aged 79 after a short illness.

The author of the Laidlaw trilogy and numerous other Glasgow-based works such as Docherty, The Big Man and The Kiln died peacefully at his home in the city on Saturday.

You can read the rest of the piece via the below link:

http://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2015/dec/05/scottish-writer-william-mcilvanney-dies-aged-79

You can also Allan Massie's piece in the Telegraph on McIlvanney via the below link:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/books/10080000/Scotlands-master-of-crime-is-also-its-Camus.html

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