Iseult Timmermans

This Road is Red was shortlisted for the 2011 Saltire Society Scottish First Book of The Year Award


Alison Irvine
is a writer and community arts worker based in Glasgow.

Her debut novel
This Road is Red
is out now from
Luath Press

Alison’s fiction has also been published in Gutter Magazine, The Drouth, an anthology of new writing, Outside of a Dog (Black and White: Chroma), Mslexia and the Celtic View magazine. Forthcoming stories will be published in The Edinburgh Review and New Writing Scotland. One of her short stories is published in the new writing section of Creative Scotland's website, here.

"In 'This Road Is Red', Alison Irvine does for Glasgow what Irvine Welsh has done for Edinburgh - imagining a city through its fringes, fearlessly and without frills.
In fact, 'This Road Is Red' goes one better than 'Trainspotting' by bringing to life a whole scheme in the sky, not through the interconnected tales of a handful of individuals, but by opening a hundred windows onto a whole community across two generations, so that the reader can hear a town talking on every page."

Professor Willy Maley, University of Glasgow