Tuesday, March 01, 2011

Lanark at 30

A collection of Alasdair Gray’s handwritten drafts and original artwork for ‘Lanark’ appear in a new BBC online slideshow using University of Glasgow Library collections, celebrating the 30th anniversary of its publication in February 1981. Filmed by the BBC, it features commentary by Gray talking about the influence of Glasgow in the book’s creation, described as ‘one of the greatest Scottish novels ever written’.