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)
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