Image of the front cover of the 1995 third edition of this collection, originally published in the US in 1973.
The "Freedom for Freedom of Expression" Rally, Istanbul (1997). JK stands two back from Sanar Yurdartapan and behind JK is one of the riot troops.
The Scottish Book Fair of Radical Black & Third World Books, 1995
Photograph taken in 2015 in the Rio Cafe in Partick, as part of an interview with the Herald.
Photographs from lunch meeting then Press Conference on 26/27 July 1998
Three Glasgow Writers, featuring Kelman, Tom Leonard, and Alex Hamilton, was published in 1976.
Canongate published a small volume of 'Selected Stories' in 2001.
JK with Iain Crichton Smith, 1989, publication of A Disaffection
The Arches, Glasgow, Sunday 26 July 1998
Short Tales from the Night Shift was published in 1978 via the Print Studio Press in Glasgow.
JK with Jeff Torrington (standing in middle) at Paisley Writers’ Group 1979
Lean Tales was co-written by Kelman, Agnes Owens and Alasdair Gray, and was published in 1985.
This photograph was taken by Jeremy Sutton-Hibbert in 1995. It is currently held in the National Portrait Gallery.
1997 - Here writers from the PEN delegation are awaiting a visit to Bursa Prison to meet with Ismail Besikçi, the Turkish writer.
The cover of the French translation of the novel 'Mo said she was quirky' (2012).
Edinburgh Review 108, published in 2001, was a special issue on James Kelman's writing.
The US cover design of the collection 'If it is your life'.
A 2001 poster from the Texas Union.
Photograph taken by Steve Satterwhite in NYC in the 1990s.
Tom Leonard, Isabel and Freddie Anderson at Shawfield Dog Track, 1985, for the launch of A Chancer
Kelman edited this collection of work drawn from community writing groups in 1988.
Alasdair Gray designed the cover of Chapman 57, which featured a story and an interview with Kelman.
McDonald Library, Edinburgh, Saturday 25 July 1998
With Jim Sledd in 1999.
Taken from the programme for the play 'one, two - hey', as performed at the Arches in 1994.
This is Alasdair Gray's sketch of Kelman for inclusion in the collection 'Lean Tales' in 1985.
Beautiful handbound editions of 'A Lean Third', as published by Tangerine Press in 2014.
This photograph was used in the Guardian's 10 best Booker moments article in Oct 2012.
The US cover design of 'Dirt Road'.
Penguin released 'Where I Was' in 2005, a small volume of JK's stories from Lean Tales.
Illustration by Alan Vest to accompany an article in the Guardian, August 2017.
James Kelman with Liz Lochhead, reading at Hull’s Bete Noir event, 1989
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