More lies please: biography and the duty to abandon truth

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This book chapter is a reflection on the process of writing biography, and the creative process, also how this impacts upon the content of writing presented as 'non-fiction' but which is written in a style more familiar to readers of fiction. The chapter focuses on the author's experience of writing about the life of Alasdair Gray, the Scottish polymath, writer and artist.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationWriting Creative Non-Fiction
Subtitle of host publicationDetermining the Form
EditorsLaura Tansley, Micaela Maftei
Place of PublicationCanterbury
Number of pages16
Publication statusPublished - 23 Feb 2015


  • biography
  • non-fiction
  • Alasdair Gray
  • Scotland
  • truth


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