I’ve found myself reading quite a bit of Alasdair Gray lately (A History Maker, first; then, Lanark), apropos of nothing in particular. Here is a recent film in which the great man tries to explain his mural-making and prose-writing processes, often in asides, interruptions and character voices. Long may this “fat asthmatic Glaswegian” hem, haw, waver and start over…

http://www.guardian.co.uk/video/embed

Alasdair Gray: official website, wikipedia entry

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