The Stand - Fringe 07
 
     
A.L. KENNEDY

A.L. KENNEDY
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STAND 2
4th-26th August
(Not 13th or 20th)
START TIME - 12:30
8/7
PREVIEW:
1st August (18:15)
3rd August (12:30)
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  A.L. KENNEDY
Biography

A.L Kennedy is one of Britain's most highly regarded authors. Born in Dundee, she now lives and works in Glasgow.

Her first fiction collection Night Geometry and the Garscadden Trains was published in 1990 and she has subsequently published four novels and three short story collections, along with two non-fiction books. Her writing has been nominated for, and indeed won, numerous awards, including The Orange Prize for Fiction, The Somerset Maugham Award and the Saltire Book Award. In 1993 and 2003 she was named one of Granta Magazine's '20 Best Young British Novelists'. In 2007 she published her latest novel Day .

As a journalist and critic she has written for The Scotsman, The Guardian and The Daily Telegraph and has been a judge for both the Booker Prize for Fiction and The Guardian First Book Award.

She wrote the screenplay to the 1999 BFI/ Channel 4 film Stella Does Tricks , wrote and presented the BBC documentary For The Love of Burns , collaborated with Fierce Productions for the performance piece True- A Requiem For Lucy Palmer and contributed numerous radio plays to BBC Radio 4.

Kennedy was Writer in Residence for Hamilton and East Kilbride Social Work Department from 1989-1995, earning her a Social Work Today Award. She has also worked with creative Glasgow Charity Project Ability since 1989 and has been a member of the management committee since 1998.

In 2005 she tackled yet another medium when she made her first foray into stand up comedy at The Stand Comedy Club.

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