[The Guardian] - James Kelman, Janice Galloway, Bernard MacLaverty, Alasdair Gray, Denise Mina, Jeff Torrington … I really could go on. Anyone with an enthusiasm for new bands, country and western, folk, jazz, curry, seafood, tearooms, art galleries or strolls in the
[Scotsman] - “It was and I had been reading James Kelman's The Busconductor Hines. The reason great writers are great is that they make complex things look simple, so when I read that I thought, 'Oh this is all you do, you just explain your job'.
[The Guardian] - Scottish literature has flourished so much in the three decades since that disbelieving Oban moment, thanks to Gray, James Kelman, Irvine Welsh, AL Kennedy, Andrew O'Hagan, Iain Banks, Ali Smith, Kathleen Jamie, and others too numerous to mention
[Telegraph.co.uk (blog)] - This, you may say, is exemplified by many passages in a James Kelman novel, in which the f-word has no force because it seems only as significant as a nervous tic. It's just the way Kelman characters and many people in real life speak.
James Kelman (born 9 June 1946) is a Scottish novelist, short story writer, playwright and essayist. His novel A Disaffection was shortlisted for the Booker Prize and won the James Tait Black Memorial Prize for Fiction in Kelman won the Booker Prize with How Late It Was, How Late.Life and work · Critical reception · Political views and activism · Bibliography