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An Old Pub Near the Angel by James Kelman


An Old Pub Near the Angel by James Kelman

This is James Kelman's first collection of short stories - as fresh and sharp as when they first appeared from US publisher Puckerbrush Press . Set among the tenements and bedsits of Glasgow, they shine a light on the exploits of young and old. James Kelman had been writing since about 1967 and by 1971 had enough stories for a book. In 1973, An Old Pub Near The Angel was published and the rest is history. The US edition has never been out of print.

About the Author

James Kelman was shortlisted for the Booker Prize in 1989 with A Disaffection, which also won the James Tait Black Memorial Prize for Fiction. He went on to win the Booker Prize five years later with How Late it Was, How Late, before being shortlisted for the Man Booker International Prize in 2009 and 2011.

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Publication date

1st August 2007


James Kelman

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Polygon An Imprint of Birlinn Limited an imprint of Birlinn General


128 pages


Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
Short stories



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