Thursday 12 April 2012
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Scottish Writers’ Centre continues the 2012 series of In Process presentations whereby well-known literary figures will share an exploration of their creative process with an emphasis on aspects of crafting using readings and other media of their choice to illustrate how and what works for them. Our fourth presentation will be given by Alan Bissett who was recently named Scottish Writer of the Year 2011 at the Glenfiddich Spirit of Scotland awards.
Alan is a full-time novelist, playwright and performer. His play, Turbo Folk, was shortlisted for Best New Play at the Critics Awards for Theatre in Scotland, and his 'one-woman show', The Moira Monologues, which he wrote and performed, toured to great acclaim and has been bought for development by the BBC. The short film which he wrote and narrated, The Shutdown, has won seven awards at international film festivals, is now the most profitable UK short film of the last ten years and went on to be shortlisted for a Scottish BAFTA. Alan’s book, Death of a Ladies' Man, was also shortlisted for Best Novel of the Year at the Scottish Arts Council Awards. His fourth novel, Pack Men, was released in September 2011 and has been described by Irvine Welsh as a 'landmark in Scottish literature'.