Gilbert Adair (born 29 December 1944 in Edinburgh) is a Scottish author, film critic and journalist. He won the Author’s Club First Novel Award in 1988 for his novel The Holy Innocents. In 1995 he won the Scott Moncrieff Translation Prize for his book A Void, which is a translation of the French book La Disparition by Georges Perec. The original book contains no instances of the letter e; Adair translated it with the same limitation. His works are compared to those of Julian Barnes, A. S. Byatt and Patrick Gale.
His early works of fiction included Alice Through the Needle’s Eye (following Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass) and Peter Pan and the Only Children (following Peter and Wendy).
From 1992 to 1996 he wrote the “Scrutiny” column for The Sunday Times.
He is currently writing a stage version of Love and Death on Long Island which is being developed by producers New Gods and Heroes.
The 1997 film Love and Death on Long Island… read more