William McIlvanney — Scottish Writer born on November 25, 1936,

William McIlvanney was a Scottish novelist, short story writer, and poet. He was known as Willie by friends and acquaintances. McIlvanney was a champion of gritty yet poetic literature; his works Laidlaw, The Papers of Tony Veitch, and Walking Wounded are all known for their portrayal of Glasgow in the 1970s. He is regarded as "the father of 'Tartan Noir’" and as Scotland's Camus... (wikipedia)

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