Lanark at 30 – a novel collection

One of Gray's notebooks containing draft of 'Lanark', Special Collections MS Gen 1595

Our collection of Alasdair Gray’s handwritten drafts and original artwork for his novel ‘Lanark’ appear in a new online slideshow 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’.

See more details about the Lanark Papers of Alasdair Gray in Special Collections and our other holdings relating to Language and Literature.

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