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Kevin MacNeil - Author

About the Author

Kevin MacNeil is an award-winning writer from the Outer Hebrides now living in London. He is a novelist, poet, editor and screenwriter. The Brilliant & Forever is his third novel.

 

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Featured books by Kevin MacNeil

Other books by Kevin MacNeil

The Diary of Archie the Alpaca

The Diary of Archie the Alpaca

Author: Kevin MacNeil Format: Hardback Release Date: 12/10/2017

If you haven't met Archie the Alpaca now's your chance.Prolific writer, social observer, grassiccino drinker, occasional dancer and loyal friend, Archie sees the world like no-one else. Gathered here are his thoughts, feelings, loves, hates and everything in between.From his remarks on the volume of phone conversations to training a parrot to hypnotize you to sleep, to a chance meeting with Kim Jong-un, his diary will teach you to think about everything you know just a little bit differently.

Robert Louis Stevenson: An Anthology Selected by Adolfo Bioy Casares & Jorge Luis Borges

Robert Louis Stevenson: An Anthology Selected by Adolfo Bioy Casares & Jorge Luis Borges

Author: Kevin MacNeil Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/09/2017

First imagined in the 1960s but never published, this collection of Robert Louis Stevenson's essays, fables and short stories was imagined by Jorge Luis Borges and Adolfo Bioy Casares - a collection of their favourite works of non-fiction, short stories and fables. The themes - integrity, intellectual and imaginative truth, literary meaning, the fantastic - are common to all three authors, and these connections are explored in an introduction by Kevin MacNeil. Including such classic tales as 'The Bottle Imp' and rare essays on crime, morality, dreams and romance, Robert Louis Stevenson: An Anthology is rich, eloquent and utterly readable.

Brilliant and Forever

Brilliant and Forever

Author: Kevin MacNeil Format: eBook Release Date: 01/03/2016

On an island like no other, the annual Brilliant & Forever festival is a much anticipated event; its participants a story away from either glory or infamy. This year, three best friends - two human, one alpaca - are chosen to compete, so victory is not only about reward.The glitterati descends, the festival begins: thirteen performers, each have their own story to tell. Who will be chosen by the judges? Who will be chosen by the people? This is a novel like no other; a whip-cracking, energetic, laugh-out-loud satire on what we value in culture, and in our lives. And yet, written with exquisite warmth and empathy, The Brilliant & Forever is also a moving exploration of integrity, friendship and belonging. It'll split your sides and break your heart.

The Stornoway Way

The Stornoway Way

Author: Kevin MacNeil Format: Paperback Release Date: 07/09/2006

`Fuck everyone from Holden Caulfield to Bridget Jones, fuck all the American and English phoney fictions that claim to speak for us; they don't know the likes of us exist and they never did. We are who we are because we grew up the Stornoway way. We do not live in the back of beyond, we live in the very heart of beyond ...' Meet R Stornoway, drink-addled misfit, inhabitant of the Hebridean Isle of Lewis, and meandering man fighting to break free of an island he just can't seem to let go of...

Love And Zen In The Outer Hebrides

Love And Zen In The Outer Hebrides

Author: Kevin MacNeil Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/05/1999

This collection marks the arrival of a major new talent in Scottish poetry. Kevin MacNeil's voice and vision, while rooted in the Hebridean islands, is open to a wide range of cultures, not only those of Scotland - from Gaeldom to urban Scotland - but to the wider European and American mind and, through his interest in Zen Buddhism, to Japanese and Chinese culture. With astonishing freshness and versatility, MacNeil's poetry creates powerful connections and new combinations -he has wit as well as feeling, a powerful sense of the past and the local while being resolutely turned towards the future and the cross-cultural.