Scottish novelist Alan Warner was born in 1964. He is the author of several novels: Morvern Callar, winner of a Somerset Maugham Award; These Demented Lands, winner of the Encore Award; The Sopranos, winner of the Saltire Society Scottish Book of the Year Award; The Man Who Walks; and The Worms Can Carry Me to Heaven. Morvern Callar has been adapted as a film, and The Sopranos is to follow. He lives in County Wicklow in Ireland. In 2003 he was nominated by Granta magazine as one of 20 'Best of Young British Novelists'.