James Kelman Novelist

Birthday June 9, 1946
Birthplace Scotland
Age 71 years old
Birth Sign Gemini


A Booker Prize-winning Scottish fiction writer, he is best known for his 1994 work, How Late it Was, How Late. His other works include A Disaffection (novel), The Good Times (short story), and And the Judges Said (essays).

Before Fame

He published his first work, a collection of short stories, in the 1970s.


He won the Saltire Award for his 2008 novel, Kieron Smith, Boy.

Family Life

He became a prominent political activist in his hometown of Glasgow, Scotland.

Associated With

His novel, How Late it Was, How Late, was adapted by Kirk Lynn into a 2003 play.


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