William McIlvanney (25 November 1936 – 5 December 2015) was a Scottish novelist, short story writer, and poet. McIlvanney was known for his works Laidlaw, The Papers of Tony Veitch, and Walking Wounded. They are all known for their portrayal of Glasgow in the 1970s. He is thought to be as "the father of 'Tartan Noir’" and Scotland's Camus.
William Angus McIlvanney
William McIlvanney at the Edinburgh International Book Festival 2013
|Born||25 November 1936|
|Died||5 December 2015 (aged 79)|
|Education||University of Glasgow|
|Notable works||Docherty (1975), Laidlaw (1977), Strange Loyalties (1991)|
- William McIlvanney, the great Scottish writer, poet and political thinker, has died
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- "Scotland's Writers - William McIlvanney". BBC Writing Scotland. Retrieved 24 May 2013.
- Massie, Allan. "Scotland's master of crime is also its Camus". 25 May 2013.