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|Born||28 December 1934|
|Died||29 December 2019 (aged 85)|
|Occupation||Novelist, artist, playwright, academic, teacher, poet, muralist, illustrator|
|Genres||Science fiction, dystopianism, surrealism, realism|
|Literary movement||Postmodern literature|
|Notable work(s)||Lanark: A Life in Four Books|
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."
- "Alasdair Gray". The Guardian (London). 22 July 2008. Archived from the original on 11 May 2008. https://web.archive.org/web/20080511172422/http://books.guardian.co.uk/authors/author/0,,-209,00.html.
- Alasdair Gray, the beloved author and artist, has died, Canongate Books. Retrieved 29 December 2019.