William McIlvanney

Biography

William McIlvanney's first novel, Remedy is None, won the Geoffrey Faber Memorial Prize and with Docherty he won the Whitbread Award for Fiction. Laidlaw and The Papers of Tony Veitch both gained Silver Daggers from the Crime Writers' Association. Strange Loyalties, the third in the Detective Laidlaw trilogy, won the Glasgow Herald's People's Prize.

  • William Mcilvanney & Doug Johnstone

    Laidlaw

    WILLIAM MCILVANNEY

    William Mcilvanney and Doug Johnstone talk writing and Laidlaw

  • Three signed Laidlaw series books to win 

    WILLIAM MCILVANNEY

    Enter our competition to win this signed bundle.

  • A Series of Events

    WILLIAM MCILVANNEY

    Don't miss Willie McIlvanney's series of events over the summer.

  • The Skinny Interview

    WILLIAM MCILVANNEY

    'As Canongate prepare to republish the complete works of William McIlvanney, starting with his Jack Laidlaw detective novels, we talk to “the Clark Gable of Scottish crime fiction” about inspiration, influence, and the importance of imagery' by Bram E. Gieben

  • The Telegraph Feature

    ALAN MASSIE

    'William McIlvanney, the father of 'tartan noir’, is a novelist who examines both the social world and our innermost selves'

  • The Scotsman Interview

    WILLIAM MCILVANNEY

    'As Canongate set about reprinting his classics, William McIlvanney tells Susan Mansfield that we may not have heard the last of DI Laidlaw'

  • Laidlaw Sampler

    WILLIAM MCILVANNEY

    Meet the original damaged detective, Jack Laidlaw, and read a full interview with creator William McIlvanney

  • Spectator Review

    ALAN MASSIE

    'The trilogy is one of the finest things in modern fiction, in the Chandler and Simenon class.'

  • Docherty in Top 10 Scottish Books

    WILLIAM MCILVANNEY

    William McIlvanney's seminal novel has been chosen as part of Book Week Scotland as one of the 10 best Scottish titles in the last 50 years

  • Glenfiddich Spirit of Scotland Award

    WILLIAM MCILVANNEY

    William McIlvanney goes from strength to strength, picking up a Glenfiddich Spirit of Scotland Award for writing

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