- Category : Writers-Fiction
- Type : GE
- Profile : 3/5 - Martyr / Heretic
- Definition : Split - Large
- Incarnation Cross : RAX Service 4
Scottish writer and artist. His most acclaimed work is his first novel, Lanark, published in 1981 and written over a period of almost 30 years, now regarded as a classic. His novel Poor Things (1992) won the Whitbread Novel Award and the Guardian Fiction Prize.
He describes himself as a civic nationalist and a republican. Gray's works combine elements of realism, fantasy, and science fiction, plus clever use of typography and his own illustrations.
He has also written on politics, in support of socialism and Scottish independence, and on the history of English literature.