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William McIlvanney is one of Scotland's foremost writers whose award-winning novels include LAIDLAW, DOCHERTY, which won the Whitbread Award for Fiction, THE PAPERS OF TONY VEITCH, THE BIG MAN, STRANGE LOYALTIES and THE KILN, which won the Saltire Scottish Book of the Year Award. He has also published a volume of short stories, WALKING WOUNDED, three books of poetry and a collection of essays and journalism, and his work has been adapted for film and television. Born in Kilmarnock, henow lives in Glasgow.


'WEEKEND builds layer upon layer, beguiling the reader as it surges into something transcendental...challenging, illuminating and thought-provoking' -- Irvine Welsh, Guardian 'A poignantly funny variation on a French farce...wonderfully witty and wistful' -- Daily Mail 'WEEKEND is Chekhovian in its unspoken moments and hard-won affirmations' -- Daily Telegraph 'So accomplished and thoughtful, so maturely reflective and insightful, it rises triumphantly to match, and possibly exceed, his work that came before.' -- Herald 'Everything in the novel is illuminated by the play of a subtle, sceptical and yet affirmative intelligence!remarkable' -- Allan Massie, Scotland on Sunday

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