Alison Louise Kennedy (often abbreviated A. L. Kennedy) is a Dundee, Scotland-born writer of novels, short stories, and even screenplays.
Alison Louise Kennedy Famous Quotes:
“Have more humility. Remember you don’t know the limits of your own abilities. Successful or not, if you keep pushing beyond yourself, you will enrich your own life and maybe even please a few strangers.” – Alison Louise Kennedy quotes
In addition to writing, A. L. Kennedy writes and performs her own comedy for live audiences, primarily in Edinburgh, Scotland.
Some of her popular novels include:
-Looking for the Possible Dance (1993) -So I Am Glad (1995) -Everything You Need (1999) -Paradise (2004) -Day (2007) -The Blue Book (2011) -Doctor Who: The Drosten’s Curse (2015) -Serious Sweet (May 2016)
Some of her short stories include:
-Night Geometry and the Garscadden Trains (1990) -Now That You’re Back (1994) -Tea and Biscuits (1996) -Original Bliss (1997) -Indelible Acts (2002) -What Becomes (2009) -All the Rage (2014) -Non-fiction -Life & Death of Colonel Blimp (1997) -On Bullfighting (1999) -On Writing (2013)
Some of her screenplays include:
Stella Does Tricks (1997) and Dice (2001)
Kennedy has been nominated for the following awards:
Scottish Arts Council Book Award 1990, 1993, 2003 Granta Best Young British Novelist 1991 Saltire Society Scottish First Book of the Year, Night Geometry And The Garscadden Trains 1993 Edinburgh Fringe First, The Audition 1994 Somerset Maugham Award, Looking for the possible dance 1996 Encore Award winner, So I Am Glad 2007 Saltire Society Book of the Year, Day 2007 Lannan Literary Award for fiction 2007 Austrian State Prize for European Literature winner 2007 Costa Book Awards Book of the Year, winner for Day 2008 Internationale Eifel-Literatur-Preis 2014 Frank O’Connor International Short Story Award shortlist All the Rage 2016 Heinrich Heine Prize