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Alan Bissett is a playwright, novelist and performer from Falkirk, who now lives in Renfrewshire.
In 2012 he was named Glenfiddich Spirit of Scotland Writer of the Year and in 2013 was shortlisted for the Creative Scotland/Daily Record Literature Award.
His plays include Ban This Filth!, shortlisted for an Amnesty International Freedom of Expression Award, Turbo Folk, which was shortlisted for Best New Play at the Critics Awards For Theatre in Scotland (CATS), and The Pure, the Dead and the Brilliant, his pro-independence play which starred Elaine C Smith. His ‘one-woman shows’ The Moira Monologues and (More) Moira Monologues, won a Fringe First at the Edinburgh Fringe in 2017. The short film which he wrote and narrated, The Shutdown won numerous awards at international and domestic film festivals in 2009.
Alan’s prose work includes essays for The Scotsman, blogs for The Guardian, plus four novels: Boyracers, The Incredible Adam Spark, Death of a Ladies’ Manand Pack Men, the latter two of which were both shortlisted for the Scottish Mortgage Investment Trust Fiction of the Year Prize. He was short- or longlisted for the Macallan/Scotland on Sunday Short-Story Competition four years running between 1999 and 2002 and has edited five anthologies of fiction, plus a book of essays on Scottish independence and Glasgow Rangers FC.
In 2016 he was awarded an Honorary Doctorate by the University of Stirling for his contribution to Scottish culture.
More here: https://alanbissett.com
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