William McIlvanney author biography, plus links to books by William McIlvanney.

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William McIlvanney

William McIlvanney is credited with being the founder the Tartan Noir movement that includes authors such as Denise Mina, Ian Banks, Val McDermid, all of whom cite him as an influence an and inspiration. The Laidlaw trilogy "changed the face of Scottish fiction." His Docherty won the Whitbread Award for Fiction. Laidlaw and The Papers of Tony Veitch both gained Silver Daggers from the Crime Writers' Association. Strange Loyalties won the Glasgow Herald's People's Prize.

This biography was last updated on 06/03/2014.

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