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‘One of the very greatest writers of the last fifty years’

Jonathan Coe

The Alasdair Gray Archive was established in March 2020 after Alasdair Gray’s death on 29th of December 2019.  The Archive exists to enhance the reputation and understanding of one of Scotland’s most significant cultural polymaths of the 20th century, and through his legacy support others. Find out more here.

(Archive images: Alan Dimmick)

‘A necessary genius’

Ali Smith

25th February 2021 was the first Gray Day, a celebration of the writer and artist Alasdair Gray, on the 40th anniversary of his masterpiece Lanark. To mark it Canongate published a new hardback edition of Lanark, as well as editions of Unlikely Stories, Mostly, McGrotty and Ludmilla and The Fall of Kelvin Walker.

A special Gray Day Broadcast took place, which you can watch below:

In collaboration with Canongate and Neu Reekie.

The Archive has created a vimeo page to share videos of friends, family and admirers reading their favourite sections from Lanark, viewable here.

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‘A twentieth century William Blake’

The Observer

Wee Gray Activities are a series of educational resources for children, young people and schools, but open to creatively-minded people of any age! View submissions received in response to our first resource – an illustration activity responding to Lanark – by clicking the link below.

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