“Carl MacDougall’s real subject is Scotland and what it means to be Scots… ”
“Angus MacPhail is the child of failure … While his adoptive brother tries to save Scotland for socialism by robbing banks, Angus, representing the bastard majority, is happier working for number one. Not that he is happy. Having alienated a succession of women by his dour self absorption, he finally ends up in a cosily incestuous relationship with his adoptive sister … Despite its lightness of touch, this is a novel of complexity and ambition, hilarious, moving and thought provoking”. “This novel … sets Carl MacDougall firmly among the pantheon of Kelman and Gray … sparkling and exhilarating … wise and, above all, entertaining”. SCOTLAND ON SUNDAY.
Carl has written novels, collections of short stories, non-fiction, journalism, plays, radio programmes and television series. However he is most at home writing fiction. His work includes three prize-winning novels, four pamphlets and three collections of short stories, two works of non-fiction and he has edited four anthologies, including the best selling The Devil and the Giro. He has also written and presented two major television series and is probably working on too many things.