The Good Times (Paperback)

By James Kelman

Anchor Books, 9780385495806, 256pp.

Publication Date: June 15, 1999



Follow the rebirth of Scottish literature from one of the finest current English writers. The Good Times is a humorous and dazzling collection of short stories that continues a tradition of portraying ordinary people dealing with their everyday lives. These twenty first-person narratives introduce an assortment of men encountering life and love in their immediate surroundings and in the world at large.

About the Author

James Kelman is an author, editor, and essayist born in Glasgow in 1946. His 1989 novel, A Disaffection, won the James Tait Black Memorial Prize for Fiction, and was short-listed for the Booker Prize, which he had previously won in 1994 for How Late It Was, How Late. He won the Book of the Year Awards from the Scottish Arts Council and the Saltire Society for Kieron Smith, Boy. He was also short-listed for a 2016 Saltire Society Award for his novel, Dirt Road.