WorldCat Identities

McIlvanney, William 1936-

Works: 62 works in 432 publications in 9 languages and 5,540 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  Noir fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Interviews  Poetry  Pictorial works  Bildungsromans  Drama  History 
Roles: Author, Narrator, Interviewee, Bibliographic antecedent, Commentator, Other
Classifications: PR6063.A237, 823.914
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by William McIlvanney
Laidlaw by William McIlvanney( Book )

72 editions published between 1977 and 2017 in 7 languages and held by 1,044 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The complex, unconventional detective, Laidlaw, is assigned to investigate the murder of a young girl
Strange loyalties by William McIlvanney( Book )

48 editions published between 1991 and 2016 in 8 languages and held by 875 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Detective Inspector Jack Laidlaw blunders his way through ruined lives and frustrated relationships investigating his brother's murder and a drug pusher in Glasgow
The papers of Tony Veitch by William McIlvanney( Book )

38 editions published between 1983 and 2014 in English and held by 739 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

McIlvanney once again sets out on the dark side of Glasgow with Detective Jack Laidlaw. "The wine he gave me winsy wine" were the final words of Eck Adamson to Laidlaw, his only friend. Laidlaw is convinced the Eck was murdered and that an elusive young student, Tony Veitch, holds the key to the mystery
The big man by William McIlvanney( Book )

30 editions published between 1985 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 427 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Docherty by William McIlvanney( Book )

40 editions published between 1975 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 366 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tam Docherty's youngest son, Conn, is born at the end of 1903 in a small working-class town in the west of Scotland. Tam will stop at nothing to make sure that life and the pits don't swallow up his boy, the way it did him. Courageous and questioning, Docherty emerges as a leader of almost unshakable strength, but in a close-knit community tradition is a powerful opponent
Weekend by William McIlvanney( Book )

21 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in English and Italian and held by 287 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a Victorian mansion hotel on a Scottish island, a group of English literature lecturers and students from Glasgow gather for a study weekend, though studying is not exactly what some of them have in mind. And the weekend does prove to be a major turning point in the emotional lives of serveral people
The kiln by William McIlvanney( Book )

18 editions published between 1996 and 2014 in English and Bulgarian and held by 218 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tom Docherty was seventeen in the summer of 1955. With school behind him and a summer job at a brick works, Tom had his whole life before him. Years later, alone in a rented flat in Edinburgh and lost in memories, Tom recalls the intellectual and sexual awakening of his youth. In looking back, Tom discovers that only by understanding where he comes from can he make sense of his life as it is now
Walking wounded by William McIlvanney( Book )

20 editions published between 1989 and 2014 in English and held by 180 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tells stories of the casualties of social and emotional struggle, who defy defeat with humour, resilience and inspiring faith in their dreams
Remedy is none by William McIlvanney( Book )

17 editions published between 1966 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 160 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Charlie Grant, an intense young student at Glasgow University watches his father die. Overwhelmed by the memory of this humble yet dignified death, Charlie is left to face his own fierce resentment for his adulterous mother. With shades of Hamlet and Camus, William McIlvanney's first novel is a revelatory portrait of youth, of society and of family
A gift from Nessus by William McIlvanney( Book )

15 editions published between 1968 and 2014 in English and Polish and held by 141 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eddie Cameron's job is killing him. He is a salesman for Rocklight Ltd., an electrical equipment firm in Glasgow, where he has been fiddling the firm's expenses. Eddie's life is in tatters - his wife hates him, and his violent temper has left his mistress teetering on the edge of sanity. What could save a man from falling over the edge?
The longships in harbour: poems by William McIlvanney( Book )

3 editions published in 1970 in English and Undetermined and held by 107 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Scottish writers talking : George Mackay Brown, Jessie Kesson, Norman MacCaig, William McIlvanney, David Toulmin( Book )

3 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 90 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

These words : weddings and after : an essay and poetry by William McIlvanney( Book )

3 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 84 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In through the head by William McIlvanney( Book )

5 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 80 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Surviving the shipwreck by William McIlvanney( Book )

5 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shades of grey : Glasgow, 1956-1987 by Oscar Marzaroli( Book )

5 editions published between 1986 and 1992 in English and held by 72 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Die Suche nach Tony Veitch by William McIlvanney( Book )

21 editions published between 1984 and 2017 in 6 languages and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Laidlaw by William McIlvanney( Recording )

7 editions published between 1985 and 2013 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When a young woman is found brutally murdered on Glasgow Green, only Laidlaw stands a chance of finding her murderer from among the hard men, gangland villains and self-made moneymen who lurk in the city's shadows
Landscapes & figures by Norman Ackroyd( Book )

2 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Crossing the line( Visual )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Danny Scoular, a loving family man and out-of-work coal miner with a criminal record, has one desperate option: a high-risk, bare-knuckles prizefight financed by the ruthless Glasgow underworld. Can Danny win back both his dignity and family, or will the fists of a man reveal the heart of a hero?
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Audience level: 0.55 (from 0.37 for British no ... to 0.95 for Die Suche ...)

The kiln
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English (282)

French (21)

Italian (21)

German (18)

Spanish (15)

Danish (4)

Polish (2)

Japanese (1)

Bulgarian (1)

Strange loyaltiesThe papers of Tony VeitchThe big manDochertyWeekendThe kilnWalking woundedScottish writers talking : George Mackay Brown, Jessie Kesson, Norman MacCaig, William McIlvanney, David Toulmin