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McIlvanney revival by Canongate
20.09.12 | Charlotte Williams
Canongate is planning to bring a number of titles by Whitbread award-winning Scottish crime novelist William McIlvanney back into print, including his Laidlaw trilogy.
Editorial director Francis Bickmore (pictured) bought world rights through agent Jenny Brown, and plans re-publish Laidlaw, The Papers of Tony Veitch and Strange Loyalties in 2013, followed by McIlvanney's Whitbread-winning Doherty and The Big Man in 2014. McIlvanney was previously published by Sceptre.
Bickmore said: "It is not exaggerating to say that William McIlvanney's Laidlaw trilogy led to the birth of Scottish crime fiction as we know it. Socially-conscious, morally complex, philosophical and laced with sardonic wit, Detective Laidlaw's cases are also ruthlessly page-turning.
"We are thrilled at Canongate to have the chance to publish McIlvanney with the energy he deserves and to take these irresistible books to a whole new generation of readers. Starting with his appearance at Bloody Scotland 2012, McIlvanney is back with a vengeance."