Alan MacGillivray is a teacher, lecturer and poet, born in Fife, raised in Dumfries and now living and working near Glasgow. He taught English in schools across Scotland, before lecturing at Jordanhill College of Education for fifteen years. He has also lectured in Scottish Literature at the University of Strathclyde. As an academic, he has written widely on Scottish literature, and has written two of the ASLS's Scotsnotes guides (for Greenvoe and Iain Banks).
As a poet, MacGillivray has published three collections under his own imprint, and his latest book An Altitude Within was published by Kennedy & Boyd in 2010. His third collection, the saga of fnc gull, a twelve-part verse monologue, was selected as one of the Scottish Poetry Library's best Scottish poems of 2009.
- Add to BasketAn Altitude Within - Paperback
This work is Alan MacGillivray's fourth poetry publication. It brings together most of the poems of his previous pamphlets, 'Kindly Clouds' and 'The Bountiful Loch', together with his more recent unpublished work.
- Add to BasketGeorge Mackay Brown's Greenvoe - Paperback
The 'Scotnotes' series is a collection of study guides on major Scottish writers and literary texts. This volume looks at George Mackay Brown's 'Greenvoe'.
- Add to BasketIain Banks' The Wasp Factory, The Crow Road And Whit - Paperback
The 'Scotnotes' series is a collection of study guides on major Scottish writers and literary texts. This volume looks at three of Iain Banks' novels, 'The Wasp Factory', 'The Crow Road', and 'Whit'.
- Kindly Clouds - 2005
- The Bountiful Loch - 2007
- the saga of fnc gull - 2009
- An Altitude Within - 2010