Kelman up for international award

Posted April 1, 2011 5:11 pm by Andrew Martin

KIERON_200It has been a good week for Scottish literature with James Kelman on the short-list for the Man Booker International Prize for the second time.

This time round he shares space on the list with figures as diverse and celebrated as Philip Pullman, Philip Roth, Marilynne Robinson and Anne Taylor. Kelman’s last novel Kieron Smith, boy won the Saltire Society Book of the Year award in 2008, and his 2010 collection If it is your life is just about to appear in paperback from>Penguin.

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