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The Prospect Interview #156: Douglas Stuart on writing Shuggie Bain

A debut novelist brings 1980s Glasgow to life—and wins the Booker

By Prospect Team  

Booker Prize-winning author Douglas Stuart joins the Prospect Interview to discuss writing his powerful novel, Shuggie Bain, which tells the story of a young boy growing up in working-class Glasgow during the 80s. Douglas talks to Arts and Books editor Sameer Rahim—who sat on this year’s Booker judging panel and was captivated by Shuggie Bain—about the importance of diversity in literature, his non-chronological way of writing, and what he made of the other shortlisted novels. 

       

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