Anne Marie's Da, a Glaswegian painter and decorator, has always been game for a laugh, so when he first takes up meditation at the Buddhist Centre, no one takes him seriously, but as he becomes more involved in a search for the spiritual, his beliefs start to conflict with the needs of his wife.
Anne Donovan won the 1997 Macallan/Scotland on Sunday Short Story Competition and was a Canongate Prize-winner in 2000.
Shortlisted for Whitbread Prize (First Novel) 2003 and Orange Prize for Fiction 2003 and Orange Prize 2003.
"All Donovan's characters are likable and convincing, and her light touch allows her to tackle serious matters without getting too heavy."
Winner of the 1997 Macallan/Scotland on Sunday short story competition and a Canongate Prize winner in 2000, ANNE DONOVAN's stories have been widely anthologised and broadcast on radio. Hieroglyphics, her first collection of short stories, was published in 2001 by Canongate. She lives in Glasgow.