It is off-season in a remote Highland sea port: twenty-one-year-old Morvern Callar, a low-paid employee in the local supermarket, wakes one morning to find her strange boyfriend has committed suicide and is dead on their kitchen floor. Morvern's laconic reaction is both intriguing and immoral. What she does next is even more appalling...Winner of the Somerset Maugham Award.
Alan Warner is the author of six other novels: These Demented Lands, The Sopranos, The Man Who Walks, The Worms Can Carry Me To Heaven, The Stars in the Bright Sky, which was longlisted for the 2010 Man Booker Prize; and The Deadman's Pedal (2012). He is Writer in Residence at Edinburgh University.
Winner of Somerset Maugham Award 1996 and HarperCollins Biennial Religious Book Award 1995 and Ruth Hadden Memorial Award 1995 and Scottish Arts Council Book Award 1995. Shortlisted for IMPAC Dublin Literary Award 1997.