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Bernard MacLaverty

UK flag (1942 - )

Bernard MacLaverty  was born in Belfast (14.9.42) and lived there until 1975 when he moved to Scotland with his wife, Madeline, and four children. He has been a Medical Laboratory Technician, a mature student, a teacher of English and occasionally a Writer-in-Residence (Universities of Aberdeen, Augsburg, Liverpool John Moore’s and Iowa State). After living for a time in Edinburgh and the Isle of Islay he now lives in Glasgow. He is a member of Aosdana in Ireland.
Non fiction
James Tait Black Memorial Prize for Fiction Best Book nominee (1997) : Grace Notes
Saltire Literary Awards Best Book winner (1997) : Grace Notes
The Man Booker Prize Best Novel nominee (1997) : Grace Notes
Whitbread Prize Best Novel nominee (1997) : Grace Notes

Bernard MacLaverty recommends
Greyhound for Breakfast (1987)
James Kelman
"Superbly crafted and a joy to read. Read it for yourself."
Vivaldi and the Number 3 (2004)
Ron Butlin
"It's not often you get composer-inspired surrealism... I enjoyed these very much."
Summer of the Cicada (2005)
Will Napier
"A new, dark and disturbing voice."
Travelling in a Strange Land (2018)
David Park
"This is a father and son novel of rare intensity. We are taken on an unforgettable winter journey and, like in a skid, we have no idea which way we'll be facing by the end. He writes with a focus and precision which wrings the heart."

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