Chris Dolan

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Chris Dolan is a Scottish writer and journalist. He has published two novels, Ascension Day (1999) and Redlegs (2012), two collections of short stories, Hour After Hour (2008) and Poor Angels and Other Stories (1996), two non-fiction biographies, An Anarchist’s Story: The Life of Ethel MacDonald (2009) and John Lennon, The Original Beatle (2011), and has had his poetry published in several collections. He has also written numerous plays, screen plays and radio dramas. In addition to winning several prizes for his journalism and playwriting, Chris has won the Macallan/Scotland on Sunday Short Story Competition, and was shortlisted for the Saltire Society Scottish First Book of the Year Award for Poor Angels and Other Stories. Ascension Day won the McKitterick Prize in 2000.

More resources:

Click here to buy books by Chris Dolan.

Read The Journal‘s interview.

Read The Independent’s review of Redlegs.

Read the Scottish Left Review‘s review of An Anarchist’s Story: The Life of Ethel MacDonald.

Read the Scottish Review of Books‘s review of Redlegs.

Read Chris’s “The pain of being the author of someone else’s anguish“.

Watch a dramatic reading from Redlegs at the book’s launch.