Alison Louise Kennedy quotes

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)
-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