Alan Warner


Alan Warner is the author of six previous novels: Morvern Callar, These Demented Lands, The Sopranos, The Man Who Walks, The Worms Can Carry Me To Heaven,The Stars in the Bright Sky, which was longlisted for the 2010 Man Booker Prize, and The Deadman's Pedal. He is Writer in Residence at Edinburgh University.

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Moore, Warner, Tremain, McCarthy included in this year’s Booker Dozen.

Books by Alan Warner

  • The Deadman's Pedal, Alan Warner 0 stars 0 comments
    The Deadman's Pedal
    by Alan Warner

    Published: 15/05/2013

    Winner of the James Tait Black Fiction Prize this is ‘A wonderful reconstruction of small-town Scotland in the 1970s, a hymn to teenage innocence and an elegy for old industries and the men who worked in them – Alan Warner's best yet’Herald

  • The Stars in the Bright Sky, Alan Warner 0 stars 0 comments
    The Stars in the Bright Sky
    by Alan Warner

    Published: 15/05/2011

    Pitch perfect, darkly comic and brimming with life – in all its squalor rage, tears and laughter – this is an unforgettable story of female friendship

  • The Worms Can Carry Me To Heaven, Alan Warner 0 stars 0 comments
    The Worms Can Carry Me To Heaven
    by Alan Warner

    Published: 02/07/2007

    A savage, surreal and very original imagination - Sunday Telegraph

  • The Man Who Walks, Alan Warner 0 stars 0 comments
    The Man Who Walks
    by Alan Warner

    Published: 01/07/2003

    'A savage, surreal and very original imagination' - Sunday Telegraph

  • The Sopranos, Alan Warner 0 stars 0 comments
    The Sopranos
    by Alan Warner

    Published: 02/07/1999

    'Compassionate and rioutously funny. It is a long time since I read a novel which had me rocking with laughter' - The Times

  • These Demented Lands, Alan Warner 0 stars 0 comments
    These Demented Lands
    by Alan Warner

    Published: 06/03/1998

    'Alan Warner has a gift greater than the gift of telling a story. He can make what he chooses to tell us seem like a story we were waiting to hear' - Adam Mars-Jones, Observer

  • Morvern Callar, Alan Warner 0 stars 0 comments
    Morvern Callar
    by Alan Warner

    Published: 05/07/1996

    Brutal, erotic, jarringly poetic and rich in a blood-dark humour, Morvern Callar was the spectacular debut of an utterly original Scottish writer and winner of the Somerset Maugham Award.