James Kelman

How Late It Was How Late
  • How Late It Was How Late

  • WINNER OF THE BOOKER PRIZE

    ‘A passionate, scintillating, brilliant song of a book’
    Guardian


    Sammy's had a bad week.


    Most of it's just a blank space in his mind, and the bits that he can remember, he'd rather not. His wallet's gone, along with his new shoes, he's been arrested then beaten up by the police and thrown out on the street - and he's just gone blind. He remembers a row with his girlfriend, but she seems to have disappeared; and he might have been trying to fix a bit of business up with an old mate, he's not too sure.


    Things aren't looking too good for Sammy and his problems have hardly begun.

RELEASED 05/09/2019

James Kelman was born in Glasgow in 1946. His books include Not not while the giro, The Busconductor Hines, A Chancer, Greyhound for Breakfast, which won the 1987 Cheltenham Prize, and A Disaffection, which won the James Tait Black Memorial Prize and was shortlisted for the Booker Prize. His most recent novel, How late it was, how late won the 1994 Booker Prize. James Kelman lives in Glasgow with his wife and two daughters.