Kelman, James

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Kelman, James Gender: M
born on 9 June 1946 at 04:50 (= 04:50 AM )
Place Glasgow, Scotland, 55n53, 4w15
Timezone GDT h1e (is daylight saving time)
Data source
Quoted BC/BR
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Wright
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_gemcol.18.gif 17°43' s_mo.18.gif s_libcol.18.gif 16°20 Asc.s_gemcol.18.gif 20°00'


Influential Scottish writer of novels, short stories, plays, and political essays. His novel A Disaffection was shortlisted for the Booker Prize and won the James Tait Black Memorial Prize for Fiction in 1989. Kelman won the 1994 Booker Prize with How Late It Was, How Late. In 1998 Kelman was awarded the Glenfiddich Spirit of Scotland Award. His 2008 novel Kieron Smith, Boy won both of Scotland's principal literary awards: the Saltire Society's Book of the Year and the Scottish Arts Council Book of the Year.

Kelman has been a prominent campaigner, notably in issues of social justice and traditional left wing causes, and is a supporter of Scottish independence.

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  • associate relationship with Leonard, Tom (born 22 August 1944)
  • associate relationship with Lochhead, Liz (born 26 December 1947)

Source Notes

Paul Wright quotes birth record


  • Vocation : Politics : Activist/ political
  • Vocation : Writers : Fiction
  • Vocation : Writers : Playwright/ script
  • Notable : Awards : Other Awards (Booker Prize)