Alasdair James Gray (1934-2019) received recognition as a Scottish writer. He received popularity after the publication of his first novel Lanark (1981). This book also became his most known story. Gray mostly used Scotland and Glasgow to portray his novel settings and placed Scotland on the map. Also, he published assorted plays, poetry, short stories, books, and translations. Gray admired English literature and invested his knowledge in fantasy, realism and science fiction. He participated in an educational career at the Glasgow School of Art between 1952 to 1957. He enjoyed taking part in artistic activities, for example, illustrations, murals, and portraits.
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