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Alasdair Gray
Born28 December 1934(1934-12-28)
Glasgow, Scotland
Died29 December 2019(2019-12-29) (aged 85)
Glasgow, Scotland
OccupationNovelist, artist, playwright, academic, teacher, poet, muralist, illustrator
GenresScience fiction, dystopianism, surrealism, realism
Literary movementPostmodern literature
Notable work(s)Lanark: A Life in Four Books
1982, Janine
Poor Things
The Book of Prefaces

Alasdair Gray (28 December 1934 – 29 December 2019) was a Scottish writer and artist. His first novel, Lanark, published in 1981, was written over almost 30 years. It was described by The Guardian as "one of the landmarks of 20th-century fiction."[1]

Gray died at a hospital in Glasgow of pneumonia-related problems on 29 December 2019, a day after his 85th birthday.[2]

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