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Allan Cameron

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Contact: alcam123@btinternet.com
Other contact method: 7767064614
Local authority: Glasgow City
Languages: English
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Allan Cameron has been involved with books for a very long time, as a translator since 1993, a published author since 2004 and a publisher since 2009. His books have been reviewed widely in the Herald, Scotsman, Guardian, Independent and other publications, and his published works include three novels (The Golden Menagerie, The Berlusconi Bonus, Cinico), two poetry collections (Presbyopia, A Barrel of Dried Leaves), two collections of short stories (Can the Gods Cry?, On the Heroism of Mortals), a collection of essays and aphorisms (Things Written Randomly in Doubt), and a book on language and language diversity (In Praise of the Garrulous).

His writing generally has political and satirical elements, and sometimes wanders into the territory of philosophy and religion. The work is also cosmopolitan and favours immigration and mutual respect between cultures. (Photo credit: Stewart Ennis)

Local authorities can visit

Argyll and Bute; East Ayrshire; East Dunbartonshire; East Renfrewshire; Edinburgh City; Falkirk; Glasgow City; Highland; Inverclyde; Midlothian; Na h-Eileanan Siar (Western Isles); North Ayrshire; North Lanarkshire; Perth and Kinross; Renfrewshire; South Ayrshire; South Lanarkshire; Stirling; West Dunbartonshire; West Lothian

Events can deliver

Bilingual event; Mentoring; Panel event; Reading; Residency; Talk; Workshop; Chairing events

Audience can work with

Adult learners; Prisoners & young offenders

Topics of work

Activism & protest; Characters of colour & BAME characters; Class & society; Comedy, humour & funny books; Contemporary fiction; Death, grief & bereavement; Discrimination & prejudice; Editing & editing your own work; Emigration & immigration; Environment & climate; Family; Friendship; Gender equality; Historical fiction; Human rights; Island communities; Loneliness & isolation; Nature; Politics; Poverty; Publishing & getting published; Religion & beliefs; Rural communities; Self-publishing & independent publishing; Translation; Wars & conflicts

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Audience size

0-10; 11-30; 31-100