Professor Liam McIlvanney, the son of novelist William McIlvanney, was born in Kilmarnock in Ayrshire, and studied at Glasgow and Oxford Universities. After ten years lecturing in Scottish and Irish literature at the University of Aberdeen, he moved to Dunedin in New Zealand to teach at the University of Otago. He lectures in Scottish literature, culture and history, and on Irish-Scottish literary connections, and holds the Stuart Professor of Scottish Studies chair at the University.
Books in order of publication:
All the Colours of the Town (2009)
Where the Dead Men Go (2013)
The Quaker (Duncan McCormack # 1) (2018)
The Heretic (Duncan McCormack # 2) (2022)
Burns the Radical: Poetry and Politics in Late Eighteenth-Century Scotland (2002)