October 21, 2016

Scottish author and ‘Godfather of Tartan Noir’ William McIlvanney dies

The author of the Laidlaw trilogy and numerous other Glasgow-based works such as Docherty, The Big Man and The Kiln died peacefully at his home in the city on Saturday.

He is survived by his partner Siobhan, his daughter Siobhan, son Liam and his brother, Hugh, the respected journalist.

Mr McIlvanney, originally from Kilmarnock, was an English teacher before changing career in 1975 to write full time.

He gained immediate recognition with the publication of his first novel, Remedy Is None, and through other works he earned the title of Godfather of Tartan Noir.

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