Carl MacDougall has written three prize-winning novels, four pamphlets and four collections of short stories, two works of non-fiction and has edited four anthologies, including the best selling The Devil and the Giro. He has written and presented two major television series for BBC 2, is President of Scottish PEN, an Honorary Fellow of the Association for Scottish Literary Studies and is probably working on too many things.
Carl speaking on the Short Stories of Iain Crichton Smith, ASLS Schools Conference, 2013.
A long-awaited new collection of stories from one of Scotland’s most acclaimed writers.
A young man returns from London, facing the prospect of reunion with a young daughter he’s never met. A woman recounts her family’s doomed attempt to emigrate from Poland to America 70 years before. A creative writing tutor is shocked by the story of one of his students, who is connected to a past atrocity in Bosnia. A former architect fights a losing battle with alcoholism and the ghosts from his past. Here is a new collection of brilliant stories from the multi-award winning elder statesman of Scottish literature, exploring themes of poverty, migration, alienation, accountability and alcoholism, with an impressive depth and emotional range.