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  • Alistair Braidwood

Go West, Young Man: The Scots Whay Hae! Podcast Talks To David Manderson About Alan Sharp...

For the latest podcast Ali spoke to writer and academic David Manderson to talk all things Alan Sharp, who is the subject of David's new book The Anti-hero's Journey: The Work and Life

of Alan Sharp, published by Peter Lang.

David explains what drew him to write about his subject, Sharp's early life and writing, the move into radio and TV, a remarkable success in Hollywood, the mystery of the 'missing years', and so much more.

The two also discuss Alan Sharp's place, or rather absence, from the Scottish literary and cultural canon, and why this book is not only a timely reassessment of the man and his work, but that it will hopefully encourage further investigation and discussion into a writer too few are aware of.

It's a fascinating conversation about a man whose life and work have not had the attention they deserve, at least to date, and we hope it inspires you to find out more about Alan Sharp.

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