Alan Gilliland

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Gender MALE
Industry Publishing
Occupation Illustrator, writer, designer, publisher
Location Sleaford, Lincolnshire, United Kingdom
Introduction My favourite quotes, from my children are: (aged three, looking up at a magnificently attired English Huntsman) “That’s a nice donkey.” (entered in infant school reportbook) “I am proud of my family because they feed me.”
Interests Illustrating, writing, photography, cooking, real tennis, films, books, music, walking, landscapes, wine, beer, swimming
Favorite Movies Any Buster Keaton, Humphrey Bogart, Kurosawa, Bunuel, Cul-de-Sac (Polanski), Le Grand Meaulnes/The Wanderer (Albicocco), Pinocchio, Don’t Look Now, spaghetti westerns, Le Bossu, La Reine Margot, The Twilight Samurai, Hara-Kiri/Seppuku, O Brother Where Art Thou, Pink Panther films, Shawshank Redemption, Spirit of the Beehive, Meet Joe Black, Pan’s Labyrinth, The Sixth Sense, Lord of the Rings, Lawrence of Arabia, Far from the Madding Crowd (Schlesinger), Midnight Cowboy, If, Brideshead Revisited, Gormenghast
Favorite Music Chopin, John Field, Mozart, Leadbelly, Shostakovitch, Jeff Buckley, Rachmaninov, Nick Drake, Faure, Mahler, Gorecki, Ray Lamontagne, Saint-Saens, Berlioz, Wagner, Verdi, Mascagni, Otis Redding, Bob Dylan, Tom McRae, Rolling Stones, Beirut, Guillemots, Glen Hansard, Elbow, Gomez, Tina Dico, Damien Rice, Dave Matthews, It’s a Beautiful Day, Jan Garbarek, Jimi Hendrix, Nirvana, Snow Patrol, Logh, Leonard Cohen, Patrick Sky, James Brown, Percy Sledge, Neil Young, Radiohead, Velvet Underground, the Who, Cream, Yardbirds, Van Morrison, U2, Youssou n’Dour, Salif Keita, Ali Farka Toure, Nusrat Ali Fateh Khan
Favorite Books Monkey (Wu Cheng’en), Silk (Baricco), Gormenghast (Mervyn Peake), Le Grand Meaulnes (Alain-Fournier), Pooh (AA Milne), The Ascent of Rum Doodle (WE Bowman), The Third Policeman & At Swim Two Birds (Flann O‘Brien), The Spire (all Golding), Perfume (Suskind), Count Belisarius (Graves), Embers (Marai), Narziss and Goldmund & The Glass Bead Game (Hesse), The Mouse and his Child & Pilgerman & Riddley Walker (Hoban), Voyage to Arcturus & Haunted Woman (David Lindsay), plus authors George MacDonald, Ian McEwan, Boyd, Massie, Garner, Unsworth, Tremain, Vickers, Waugh, Conrad, Pamuk, Perez-Reverte, Ishiguro, Kundera, Seth, de Bernieres, Ackroyd, Faulks, Kozinski, Hoffman, Skvorecky, Lao Tzu, Chuang Tzu, Han Shan & Shi Te, Issa, Musil, Dostoyevsky, Yeats, Wordsworth, Clare, Eluard, Dickinson, Mansfield, Shakespeare, any Mulla Nasrudin (Idries Shah, Robert Graves (White Goddess, Greek Myths, I Claudius etc.)