A Booker prize winning tour-de-force
James Kelman was born in Glasgow in 1946. His books include Not not while the giro, The Busconductor Hines, A Chancer, Greyhound for Breakfast, which won the 1987 Cheltenham Prize, and A Disaffection, which won the James Tait Black Memorial Prize and was shortlisted for the Booker Prize. His most recent novel, How late it was, how late won the 1994 Booker Prize. James Kelman lives in Glasgow with his wife and two daughters.
"A work of marvelous vibrance and richness of character...It convinces, it charms, it entertains, it informs and it has life." -- "New York Times Book Review""Witty, irreverent and thoroughly engrossing...Kelman is a major talent, and this is a bold, highly accomplished novel." -- "San Francisco Sunday Examiner and Chronicle"