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Alasdair Gray

6 January 2020

Renowned author and artist Alasdair Gray died on 29 December 2019 at the age of 85. The previous month he had received the inaugural Saltire Society Scottish Lifetime Achievement Award for his contribution to Scottish literature.

He was the author of many works including: Lanark, 1982, Janine, A Life in Pictures and most recently interpretaions of Dante's Hell and Purgatory. For some examples of his art, see the National Galleries of Scotland website, the Oran Mor website and of course the Alasdair Gray website.

There have been many obituaries and tributes paid to him, including:

A message from Alasdair Gray's family shared on the Canongate website along with tributes from Canongate and literary agent Jenny Brown.

Alasdair Gray Obituary in The Guardian 29 December 2019

Alasdair Gray Obituary in The Herald 29 December 2019

Alasdair Gray renowned Scottish author and artist dies aged 85 The Scotsman 29 December 2019 by Sam Sheddan