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    Alan Bissett was born in 1975 in Falkirk, Scotland, and studied at Stirling University. He taught English in secondary schools, before becoming a Creative Writing lecturer, first at the University of Leeds and currently at the University of Glasgow.

    He has written several short stories, published in magazines and in the anthology of Scottish Football Fiction, The Hope that Kills Us (2003), and was short- or long-listed for the Macallan/Scotland on Sunday Short Story Competition for four consecutive years. He also edited Damage Land: New Scottish Gothic Fiction (2001).

He has written two published novels : Boyracers (2001), and The Incredible Adam Spark (2005), the latter told in the voice of 18-year old Adam, a boy with learning disabilities, who believes he has acquired superpowers.

Alan Bissett lives in Glasgow. His third work, Death of a Ladies' Man, is due for release in July, 2009.


Boyracers   Polygon, 2001

Damage Land: New Scottish Gothic Fiction   (editor)   Polygon, 2001

The Incredible Adam Spark   Headline Review, 2005

Death of a Ladies' Man Hachette, Scotland, due for release July 2009

Prizes and awards

2000   Macallan/Scotland on Sunday Short Story Competition   (shortlist - 'Animals')

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