A Scottish author now living in Brixton
, he mostly writes stories about the young underclass
of modern British life
, the unemployed
, but he does so with a wonderful sense of humour
, a fine hand for characterisation
and a sympathetic eye. His style of writing
is somewhat unique but very easy to read and he's one of my favourite living authors. I've even had emails from him!
His main published novels are:
There's also a graphic novel about Lux, the title character from his first book, entitled Lux & Alby Sign On and Save the Universe. If I remember rightly much of this was published on the internet as well.
He also wrote the novelisation of the film "Tank Girl" which he qualifies with: "Terrible book. I needed the money. It's a hard life being an author. This is out of print now."