Friday, 30 April 2010
The death of Alan Sillitoe was sadly announced earlier this week, probably best known for his books saturday Night, Sunday morning, and his short story The Lonliness of the Long distance Runner. I was introduced to his writing, when before I went to teachers training college - many moons ago - The Loneliness of the Long distance Runner was on the list of prescribed reading for us before we went. I was impressed with the book, and went on to read more of his works. I believe he was an avid reader as well as writer, reading a wide variety of material.