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Barry Graham

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Email mr.graham@fastmail.com
Local authority: Glasgow City
Languages: English, Scots
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Barry Graham is a novelist, poet, essayist and Zen Buddhist monk, and author of more than a dozen books, some of which have been translated into French. His novel The Book of Man was chosen as a best book of the year by the American Library Association, and his work has appeared in a variety of magazines internationally. He recites chapters of his books from memory.

He lived in the USA for 22 years, where he witnessed two executions, at the invitation of the men who were to be killed, an experience described in his book Why I Watch People Die.

(Works in Scots)

Websites featuring the author

Local authorities can visit

Aberdeen; Aberdeenshire; Angus; Argyll and Bute; Clackmannanshire; Dumfries and Galloway; Dundee; East Ayrshire; East Dunbartonshire; East Lothian; East Renfrewshire; Edinburgh City; Falkirk; Fife; Glasgow City; Highland; Inverclyde; Midlothian; Moray; Na h-Eileanan Siar (Western Isles); North Ayrshire; North Lanarkshire; Orkney Islands; Perth and Kinross; Renfrewshire; Scottish Borders; Shetland; South Ayrshire; South Lanarkshire; Stirling; West Dunbartonshire; West Lothian

Events can deliver

Mentoring; Panel event; Performance; Reading; Residency; Talk; Workshop

Audience can work with

Adult learners; Care-experienced people; People experiencing mental health problems; Prisoners & young offenders; Vulnerable young people (under 18)

Topics of work

Activism & protest; Adolescence; Biography & memoir; Care experience; Childhood; Class & society; Contemporary fiction; Crime fiction; Death, grief & bereavement; Drug addiction, alcoholism & substance abuse; Family; Friendship; Health including mental health & wellbeing; Horror; LGBTQIA+ characters; Loneliness & isolation; Love & romance; Mystery & thriller; Politics; Poverty; Religion & Beliefs; Self-publishing & independent publishing; Urban communities; Violence & abuse

Age groups published for

Adults

Age groups can work with

12-14; 15-18; Adults

Audience size

0-10; 11-30; 31-100; 100-500; 500+