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Des Dillon is an internationally acclaimed award-winning writer. He was born in Coatbridge and studied English Literature at Strathclyde University before becoming a teacher. He was Writer-in-Residence at Castlemilk from 1998-2000. He is a poet, short story writer, novelist, dramatist, broadcaster, screen writer, and scriptwriter for TV, stage and radio. His books have been published in the USA, India, Russia, Sweden, in Catalan, French and Spanish. His poetry has been anthologised internationally. His latest award was The Lion and Unicorn prize for the best of Irish and British literature in the Russian Language (2007). Des lives in Galloway with his wife and dogs.

His novel Me and Ma Gal (1995), chronicles a day in the lives of two best friends, Derek and Gal, set against the Coatbridge landscape of slagpits and steelworks, and was shortlisted for the Saltire Society Scottish First Book of the Year Award Scottish Arts Council - 2005 Creative Scotland Awards shortlist announced, was included in The 100 Greatest Ever Scottish Books and won the World Book Day ‘We Are What We Read’ poll for the novel that best describes Scotland today. In Six Black Candles (2002) (a novel originally written as a play for Birds of Paradise Theatre Company in 1999) the heroine Caroline, who has been deserted by her wayward husband Bobby, finds her sisters embarking on a ritualistic revenge, centred on the six black candles of the title. Des Dillon's play, Singin I'm No a Billy He's a Tim gained critical acclaim at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in 2005 and toured Scotland and Ireland in 2007. Monks (2006) was originally published as The Big Q (2001) and was adapted into play which enjoyed its world premiere in the Royal Lyceum, Edinburgh in 2007. His most recent novel, My Epileptic Lurcher is the story of Manny Riley, a recovering alcoholic and struggling scriptwriter with a serious anger management problem, and his newly adopted lurcher, Bailey, who has epilepsy. The book is loosely based on Des Dillon's own life, and his lurcher (also called Bailey) who has epilepsy.

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Total Books: 25
Blue Hen A New Comedy
2010 - Blue Hen a New Comedy [Fiction] (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781905207367
ISBN-10: 1905207360

Singin I'm No a Billy He's a Tim
2008 - Singin I'm No a Billy He's a Tim (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781906307462
ISBN-10: 1906307466

Six Black Candles
2008 - Six Black Candles (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781906307493
ISBN-10: 1906307490

My Epileptic Lurcher
2008 - My Epileptic Lurcher (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9781906307226
ISBN-10: 1906307229

2007 - Monks (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781905222759
ISBN-10: 1905222750

The Blue Hen Des Dillon
2006 - The Blue Hen Des Dillon [Sandstone Vista Series] (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780954633301
ISBN-10: 095463330X

They Scream When You Kill Them
2006 - They Scream When You Kill Them (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781905222353
ISBN-10: 1905222351

The Glasgow Dragon
2004 - The Glasgow Dragon (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781842820568
ISBN-10: 1842820567
Genre: Literature & Fiction

Me and Ma Gal
2004 - Me and Ma Gal (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781842820544
ISBN-10: 1842820540

2001 - Duck (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780747267072
ISBN-10: 0747267073

1999 - Itchycooblue (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780747261988
ISBN-10: 0747261989

Itchycoo Blue
1999 - Itchycoo Blue (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780747275466
ISBN-10: 0747275467

Big Q
Big Q (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780747275473
ISBN-10: 0747275475

Picking Brambles and Other Poems
Picking Brambles and Other Poems (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781842820216
ISBN-10: 1842820214

Duck A Novel
Duck a Novel (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781874640240
ISBN-10: 1874640246
Genre: Literature & Fiction

Sniz (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781899390007
ISBN-10: 1899390006

An Experiment in Compassion
An Experiment in Compassion (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781906817732
ISBN-10: 1906817731
Genre: Literature & Fiction