|Thrift||Scriever an Makar|
|Leid||Scots an Inglis|
|Eddication||City o Glesca College|
|Genre||Derk/gallas humour, surrealism, cutty tales|
|Relatives||Tracy Jane McQueer (mither)|
Jay Gray (brither)
Chris McQueer is a Scots scriever an spoken-ward makar, that scrieves in baith Scots an Scots Inglis. His scrievins are gey dark, gallas humour an surreal. He is kenspeckle fur his twa furthset quairs o cutty tales, Hings an HWFG.
Background[eedit | eedit soorce]
Thrift[eedit | eedit soorce]
He began his scrievin thrift bi self-furthsettin cutty tales on Twitter. His first buik collect, Hings, wis furthset in 2017 an wis gaithert fae Twitter. It gained Best Short Story Collection at the 2018 Saboteur Awards.
The muckle sonse o Hings alloued McQueer tae gie up his job tae scrieve fu-time. It wis follaed by 2018's HWFG (which stauns fur Here We Fucking Go), an wis McQueer's foremaist collect o stories tae be scrieven anely fur buik publication. Efter nae bein blythe wi his initial ettle, whit he felt haed too muckle semblance tae the style o Hings, he gied the buik a derk tone. Later, he began wirk on his first novelle. McQueer also gies a wheen o spaken-ward performance o his scrievins.
Scrievin style[eedit | eedit soorce]
McQueer's scrievins in Glesca Scots and Inglis hae a derk comic style that haes bin compared to Limmy an Irvine Welsh. Scots actor Martin Compston descrieved McQueer as "like Charlie Brooker on Buckfast". His wark in the Scots leid heezed up the leid to young anes, mony o whit nae hink o Scots as "cultural cringe" onymair.
References[eedit | eedit soorce]
- Brooks, Libby (25 Januar 2019). "'Like Charlie Brooker on Buckfast': the caustic world of Chris McQueer". The Guardian. London. Retrieved 8 Julie 2019.
- Crae, Ross (10 November 2018). "Author Chris McQueer on why difficult second book HWFG isn't just more Hings". The Sunday Post. Glasgow. Retrieved 8 Julie 2019.
- "'It still doesnae feel real': Author's stories made into short films for BBC". Evening Times. Glasgow. 29 Apryle 2019. Retrieved 8 Julie 2019.
- "BBC Scotland - Chris McQueer's Hings". BBC. Retrieved 8 Julie 2019.
- Brooks, Libby (2 Januar 2020). "Duolingo sparks Gaelic boom as young Scots shrug off 'cringe' factor". the Guardian (in Inglis). Retrieved 24 September 2020.
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