cover of william mcilvanney's laidlaw novel

E63 — Tartan Noir — Laidlaw

We are back! Sorry for the delay. We needed an extended holiday break.

In this episode, we discuss Tartan/Scottish Noir through the lens of what is considered the first Tartan Noir Laidlaw.

Laidlaw is a gritty detective novel taking place on the streets of Glasgow in the 1970s. William McIlvanney (or Gus to his friends) is considered the father of Scottish noir and gives us working-class fiction from a working-class town.

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