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William Angus McIlvanney
William McIlvanney at the Edinburgh International Book Festival 2013
William McIlvanney at the Edinburgh International Book Festival 2013
Born 25 November 1936
Kilmarnock, Scotland
Died 5 December 2015 (aged 79)
Glasgow, Scotland
Education University of Glasgow
Notable works Docherty (1975), Laidlaw (1977), Strange Loyalties (1991)

William McIlvanney (25 November 1936 – 5 December 2015) was a Scottish novelist, short story writer, and poet. McIlvanney was known for his works Laidlaw, The Papers of Tony Veitch, and Walking Wounded. They are all known for their portrayal of Glasgow in the 1970s. He is thought to be as "the father of 'Tartan Noir’" and Scotland's Camus.

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