Hieroglyphics and Other Stories

Hieroglyphics and Other Stories

  • Signed by the Author
  • Paperback
  • UK First Edition, First Printing
Released January 1, 2001
ISBN 9781841951096

£20.00

A beautiful collection - charming, witty and touching - these stories give voice to a variety of different characters: from the little girl who wants to look 'subtle' for her father's funeral, a child who has an email pen pal on Jupiter and an old lady who becomes a star through 'zimmerobics'. Often writing in a vibrant Glaswegian vernacular, Donovan deftly gives her characters authenticity with a searing power, aided and abetted by tender subtlety.

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Anne Donovan

Anne Donovan grew up in Coatbridge, a town in North Lanarkshire. She is best known for her first novel, the highly successful Buddha Da.

After university, Donovan became an English teacher, a post that she gave up in order to concentrate full-time on her writing. She then went on to win the Macallan/Scotland on Sunday Short Story Award in 1997.

Donovan has had prize-winning short stories published in various anthologies and broadcast on BBC Radio, she has also written for the stage and radio. Her first published work, Hieroglyphics and Other Stories – a collection of short stories – was published by Canongate in 2001.

Anne Donovan has started work on the screenplay for Buddha Da since Wasted Talent optioned it, with the hope of it being turned into a film. Her second novel Being Emily was published in 2008.

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