Alan Bissett was born in Falkirk in 1975. His acclaimed first novel, BOYRACERS, published whilst he was still a student, was based on his adolescent experiences growing up there. His ambitious second novel, THE INCREDIBLE ADAM SPARK, was extraordinarily well received and is now being turned into a play. He is a former English teacher and has lectured in Creative Writing at the Universities of Leeds and Glasgow. Alan is now a full-time writer and playwright, and is much in demand as a live performer of his own work. He was recently named 'Falkirk Personality of the Year'.