Novelist to Playwright 7pm CCA, 350 Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow
This Thursday we’re delighted to have Alan Bissett running a Masterclass. Alan is a novelist, playwright and performer from Falkirk who now lives in Glasgow. In 2011 he was named Glenfiddich Spirit of Scotland Writer of the Year. His play Turbo Folk was shortlisted for Best New Play at the Critics’ Awards for Theatre in Scotland 2010. He wrote and performed his own ‘one-woman show’ The Moira Monologues which toured Scotland to great acclaim and is now in development with the BBC. His novels include Boyracers (2001) The Incredible Adam Spark (2005) and Death of a Ladies’ Man (2009), which was shortlisted for a Scottish Arts Council Fiction of the Year prize. His most recent book Pack Men (2011) was called a ‘landmark in Scottish fiction’ by Irvine Welsh. The short film which he wrote and narrated The Shutdown has won awards at several major international film festivals and was shortlisted for a Scottish BAFTA.