WorldCat Identities

MacNeil, Kevin

Overview
Works: 30 works in 93 publications in 2 languages and 1,268 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Poetry  Humorous fiction  Essays  Short stories  Diary fiction 
Roles: Author, Editor, Contributor, Other, Instrumentalist
Classifications: PR6063.A2587, 823.914
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works about Kevin MacNeil
 
Most widely held works by Kevin MacNeil
The Stornoway way by Kevin MacNeil( Book )

8 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and Dutch and held by 134 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This novel chronicles the misadventures of an idiosyncratic young Scotsman cartwheeling further and further into a Hebridean hell, railing against the constraints of his extraordinary but vanishing island culture as well as western civilization in general." "Set in the heart of the Atlantic-battered archipelago of the Outer Hebrides - Stornoway on the Isle of Lewis - it marks the fictional debut of a writer whose poetic sensibility shines through in prose that is controversial and deeply affecting."--BOOK JACKET
A method actor's guide to Jekyll and Hyde : a novel by Kevin MacNeil( Book )

6 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 118 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After a bike crash in a foggy Edinburgh, troubled young actor Robert Lewis wakes to find that life has changed for the darker. And the weirder. He's still a deceitful egoist but now life seems to be deceiving and manipulating him. Everything that can go wrong is going wrong
The brilliant & forever by Kevin MacNeil( Book )

7 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 99 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On an island like no other, populated by writers, the annual Brilliant & Forever Festival is a much anticipated event; its participants a story away from either glory or infamy. This year, three best friends - two human, one alpaca - are chosen to compete, so victory is not only about reward. This is a novel like no other; a wonderful, provocative tussle, a whip-cracking, energetic, laugh-out-loud satire on what we value in culture, and in our lives. And yet, written with exquisite warmth and empathy, it's also a moving exploration of integrity, friendship and belonging. It'll split your sides and break your heart
These islands, we sing : an anthology of Scottish islands poetry by Kevin MacNeil( Book )

6 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 73 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On the road home it was suddenly( Book )

7 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 72 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wish I was here : a Scottish multicultural anthology( Book )

5 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 68 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Going up Ben Nevis in a bubble car( Book )

5 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 68 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Here's New Writing Scotland 18 and we think it’s a good one. That’s what all the editors say, but oddly enough we have the opportunity to be all the more convinced of it this year. Delays in production -- nothing to do with the editors, we swear --have meant that, in writing this introduction, we are looking at our selection some six months after it was made, looking at Going up Ben Nevis in a Bubble Car almost with the fresh eye of the casual reader who might pick it up in a bookshop. It stands the test. We’re pleased that we chose as we did. At the same time, this process does bring back the warm spring days (remember them?) during which we discussed the NWS submissions. Technically, we pulled them apart. Aesthetically, we considered whether they did the same to us. A few notes survive. ‘Superbly stylish’, reads one, and ‘Made me greet’, admits another, though in fact neither of these pieces made it through the final cull. (Did we mention that competition is fierce?) ‘Great, loopy family story’ made it, however. Can you spot it? So did the one in a Brummie accent. Yes, of course it’s eligible -- read the submission guidelines on another page with care -- and we weren’t obliged to bend the rules in order to include such an exceptional story. So did the Mars Bar one. Occasionally there’s a piece which causes the editors to sit back, look at one another, and wish they had written it, and this is one of those. Apart from such gut reactions, we think that, in the NWS tradition, this is a pretty balanced collection, representing stories and poems, English, Scots and Gaelic, city and country, men and women, gay and straight. Again, we didn’t have to tweak our selection towards this result, and that gives us confidence for New Writing Scotland 19, when judging will be done 'blind'. (No authors’ names on entries, see the guidelines again.) We reckon that our final selection for the next volume will still reflect the good writing coming to us from the widest possible range of sources, stylish and loopy and making us greet
The black halo : the complete English stories, 1977-98 by Iain Crichton Smith( Book )

3 editions published between 2001 and 2013 in English and held by 65 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The house was extraordinarily peaceful as if by an act of will I had banished all the fertile ghosts. It had an unearthly calm as if I were floating on a dumb sea of solitude. I found myself humming to myself as if I had come to the silence of myself. I went to the bookcase and took out a book and began to read. Strangely enough I didn''t realise at first what book it was. Then I saw that it was the Bible. I turned to the New Testament and began to read, ''In the beginning was the Word ... '' - The Hermit ALTHOUGH BEST KNOWN as one of Scotland''s greatest modern poets, Iain Crichton Smith w
Lunch at Yes( Book )

6 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

'Lunch at Yes' suggests a number of possibilities. Is it simply a meal at a popular Glasgow restaurant, or an imperative to feast on the positive, or is there some other meaning to be found? Whatever, it's an upbeat title and we hope it is indicative of the good things on offer in this year's anthology of new writing. The recently-introduced process of blind judging of submissions to New Writing Scotland is proving interesting. A few well-known writers who submitted work were not selected, while several new and emergent writers were, many of the latter previously unknown to us. The editors consciously try not to put a name to the work in the preliminary reading, but occasionally the writing is so distinctive the author is not hard to spot. For example, anyone who has ever read an extract from David Neilson’s (unfortunately still unpublished) epic tale Robert the Vole would have no difficulty identifying his work: there is nothing else quite like it. Very often during the selection process themes emerge of their own accord: in this case, food, winter, birds, fish and, given the predilections of the editors, cats of course. But eating and drinking seem to predominate (another editorial partiality? surely not) and so the reader may go to 'Illusions for Coffee', then 'Lunch at Yes', visit 'The Happiest Place to be in Scotland on a Saturday Afternoon', experience 'Nacho-Munchers and Dolly-Grips' at the cinema and have 'Nectarines’ for afters (and don’t forget the ‘Marmite') — or indeed have a whole range of tastes and interests catered for, including the amazing Free Presbyterian Dolphins'. Now there’s a title that can be read in more than one way. As the wonderful waitpersons in Yes say: Enjoy!
The red door : the complete English short stories, 1949-76 by Iain Crichton Smith( Book )

2 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 62 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Love and Zen in the Outer Hebrides by Kevin MacNeil( Book )

5 editions published between 1998 and 2009 in English and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Be wise, be otherwise : ideas and advice for your kind of person by Kevin MacNeil( Book )

2 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Struileag : shore to shore( Book )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The red door : the complete English stories, 1949-76 by Iain Crichton Smith( Book )

2 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When the breathing got worse he went into the adjacent room and got the copy of Dante. All that night and the night before he had been watching the dying ... When a mirror was required to be brought she looked at it, moving her head restlessly this way and that. He knew that the swelling was a portent of some kind, a message from the outer darkness, an omen. - The Dying ALTHOUGH BEST KNOWN as one of Scotland''s greatest modern poets, Iain Crichton Smith was also prolific as a writer of short stories. These pieces form a central part of his oeuvre, demonstrating the full range and versatilit
Shore to shore by Kevin MacNeil( Book )

3 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

‘History isn't a thing of the past – we're making it now' – Jim Sutherland, Artistic Director, Struileag The descendants of the Gaels are scattered far and wide across the world – a diaspora that is at once cherished and overlooked. This unique, heartfelt book brings vividly to life through raps, secular psalms, love poems and aphorisms the Gaelic experience as it was, as it is and as it might be. Shore to Shore/Cladach gu Cladach is a vital legacy of the multimedia project Struileag, at the heart of which lies poetry, and is a demonstration that inside every culture is to be found the whole
DIARY OF AN ALPACA by Kevin MacNeil( Book )

5 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Archie the Alpaca - bon viveur, social observer, eccentric and grassiccino drinker! His loyal friend, writer Kevin MacNeil, was tasked with publishing his diary. So here are Archie's musings on everything from train journeys to synchronised breathing, brought to ... surreal life by Moose Allain."--Back cover
Robert Louis Stevenson : an anthology by Robert Louis Stevenson( Book )

2 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The year of open doors( )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In one of the most ambitious collections of recent years, Somerset Maugham Prizewinner Rodge Glass edits an exciting assembly of Scotland s most promising new writers. Writing on contemporary Scotland, The Year of Open Doors features stories from Saltire First Book award shortlisted Sophie Cooke, James Black Tait Memorial Prize nominee Suhayl Saadi, acclaimed novelist and poet Kevin MacNeil and renowned performer and novelist Alan Bissett. Throw in renowned international authors like Kapka Kassabova and Jason Donald and renowned figures of Scottish literature like Duncan McClean and you have a collection that aims to show a changing and dynamic new Scotland. Cargo Publishing has also opened the door to brand new, unpublished authors; quite simply if you want to read the best new talent in Scottish fiction, you ve come to the right place
ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON : an anthology of stevenson s writing chosen by adolfo by Jorge Luis Borges( )

2 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Robert Louis Stevenson : Selected by Jorge Luis Borges & Adolfo Bioy Casares by Kevin MacNeil( )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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A method actor's guide to Jekyll and Hyde : a novel
Alternative Names
MacNèil, Caoimhin

MacNèil, Caoimhin 1972-

MacNèill, Caoimhin

MacNèill, Caoimhin 1972-

McNeil, Kevin

McNeil, Kevin 1972-

Languages
English (79)

Dutch (1)

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A method actor's guide to Jekyll and Hyde : a novelThese islands, we sing : an anthology of Scottish islands poetryOn the road home it was suddenlyWish I was here : a Scottish multicultural anthologyGoing up Ben Nevis in a bubble carThe black halo : the complete English stories, 1977-98Lunch at YesThe red door : the complete English short stories, 1949-76