Wining a Somerset Maugham award for Morvern Callar, the Encore Award for These Demented Lands and the Saltire Society Scottish Book of the Year for The Sopranos, and one of Granta Magazine’s Best 20 Young British Novelists, Alan Warner has enjoyed enviable success with his four novels. His books are largely set in the fictional village of The Port, a location that many will nonetheless recognise as Warner’s birthplace of Oban.
Once considered part of the ‘chemical generation’ along with fellow Scot Irvine Welsh, the rural settings of his books are gritty and modern. His most recent novels are The Worms Can Carry Me To Heaven and The Stars in the Bright Sky.
In May 2011, Warner was appointed a writer in residence at the University of Edinburgh.