Chris Dolan is a Glaswegian author, playwright and screenwriter. Poor Angels and Other Stories (Polygon, 1995) was shortlisted for the Saltire Society Scottish First Book of the Year Award and his first novel; Ascension Day (Headline Review, 1998) won the McKitterick Prize.
His first play, The Veil, premiered at the Traverse Theatre in Edinburgh in 1991, and Sabina! won an Edinburgh Festival Fringe First in 1996 and was adapted for BBC Radio 4 in 2000.
Dolan writes regularly for radio and television, his screenplays include an adaptation of Eco’s The Name of the Rose and TV drama documentary, An Anarchist’s Story: The Life of Ethel MacDonald, which were broadcast by the BBC in 2006. He has also written episodes of Taggart.
Dolan also writes for various newspapers and magazines, including The Independent and Scotland on Sunday. He has been Literary Reviewer and Features Writer for The Herald since 2002. In 1999, he won the Canongate Prize for Journalism.