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Greyhound for Breakfast
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Publication Date
10 July 2008
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Greyhound for Breakfast

by James Kelman - Find out more about the author


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’Superbly crafted and a joy to read. Read it for yourself’ Bernard MacLaverty

'"Cute Chick" [is] the funniest short story in the British language’ Alasdair Gray
'Linguistic inventiveness to surprise and cheer... reveals an author engaging with and transforming his debt to European literature, particularly to Kafka' The Scotsman

A brilliant collection of stories set in the tenements and cheap casinos of Glasgow, Manchester and London.

James Kelman was born in Glasgow in 1946. After leaving school at 15 he worked in the printing industry and as a bus driver. In 1971 he attended creative writing night classes and in 1973 an American company published his first collection of short stories, An Old Pub Near The Angel. Greyhound for Breakfast won the 1987 Cheltenham Prize; A Disaffection won the James Tait Black Memorial Prize and was shortlisted for the Booker Prize; How late it was, how late won the 1994 Booker Prize amidst a storm of controversy. He has also written many plays for stage and radio. He lives in Glasgow with his wife and family.


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