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Alasdair Gray
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Born (1934-12-28)28 December 1934
Glasgow, Scotland
Died 29 December 2019(2019-12-29) (aged 85)
Glasgow, Scotland
Occupation Novelist, artist, playwright, academic, teacher, poet, muralist, illustrator
Genre Science fiction, dystopianism, surrealism, realism
Literary movement Postmodern literature
Notable works 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."

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

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