Item JCE/22/7/4 - Interview with William McIlvanney

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GB 249 JCE/22/7/4


Interview with William McIlvanney


  • 1969 (Creation)

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2pp. + 1 photograph

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William McIlvanney was born in 1936 in Kilmarnock, Scotland. After graduating from the University of Glasgow in 1960, he trained to be a teacher at Jordanhill College of Education. He reached the position of assistant headmaster, but, in 1975, resigned to become a freelance writer. He is best known as a writer and poet. His works include Laidlaw, The Papers of Tony Veitch, and Walking Wounded.

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Acc 90/08; Acc 98/18

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Copy of interview with William McIlvanney by Alison Clark, Alison R. Wilson and Allen J. Rowe in 'Release', January 1969; photocopy of photograph of William McIlvanney, c 1969.

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  • English

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