Gray Day

25th February 2021

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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Lanark &

The 1st International Alasdair Gray Symposium, 23 April 2021

A symposium bringing together leading artists, writers and academics to respond to Gray’s debut novel 40 years after publication

23 April 2021
15.00-18.00 (GMT)

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Express Yourself

Carla Woodburn, of Express Yourself Podcast, discusses Alasdair Gray as a neglected poet, speaking with the Alasdair Gray Archive, Rodge Glass, senior lecturer in Creative Writing at Strathclyde University, and Alan Riach, professor in Scots Literature from Glasgow University. The show was part of #GrayDay celebrations in Glasgow on the 25th Feb 2021.

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