Alan Bissett

Playwright, novelist, performer, bletherer.

New Novel Excitement!


Hey groovers,

My new one, Pack Men, will be released on Sept 7th, as a novel and e-book.  It’s set in May 2008, on the day when Glasgow Rangers played a UEFA Cup Final in Manchester.  I’m fairly certain that if you’ve liked any of my stuff before then you’ll also like this one, and you just mightrecognise some of the characters from a previous novel. 

Pack Men

Pack Men

Pre-release copies will be availabe at my main event with Doug Johnstone at the Edinburgh International Book Festival on August 26th, 7pm, then afterwards at 9pm as part of Words Per Minute for the Unbound strand.  I will also be featured at the Unbound gig for Gutter magazine on August 15th, 9pm, and will be part of the amazing cast of Alasdair Gray’s Fleck on August 29th, alongside Will Self, Ian Rankin, A.L. Kennedy, Janice Galloway, Liz Lochhead, Rodge Glass, Zoe Strachan and Louise Welsh.

If you’re nowhere near Edinburgh, then you can catch me at the Belladrum festival on Fri 5th Aug in the literary tent, or at the Black Isle Words Festival on Sat 10th Sept.

That should be enough to be getting on with, I think!  See you soon, with a book in my hands and a wee spring in my step.


2 thoughts on “New Novel Excitement!

  1. Hello Alan

    It was a fab night at the Forest cafe, liked the sound of the new book (H-Glen gang) made me laugh … the two i was sitting with enjoyed your stuff so it was okay to big you up in the end, left early so didn’t really get a chance to say any of the above face to face, blame headache and lack of fresh air.


    P.S. Did i hear right, you run writing classes every now and again (out in the middle of nowhere in the highlands?) if so would be interested.

  2. Hi Rob, ah that’s very lovely of you. Glad to hear you and your friend enjoyed the night. I don’t run writing classes as such, but every so often I am asked by the Arvon Foundation to take a week’s course at Moniack Mhor near Inverness. But feel free to join up for any of them I’m teaching on in future, yeah.

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