From 1981 Gray (born 1934) wrote, designed, illustrated 7 novels, 3 short story collections, 3 political pamphlets, 2 verse books, a play and The Book of Prefaces. A book about his art, A Life in Pictures, and a novel, Old Men in Love, were published in October 2007. Between 1967 and 1997 Alasdair Gray had 8 stage plays performed in Scotland, between 1968 and 1987 had 12 television and 6 radio plays broadcast by the BBC and Granada. His 7 novels, 3 short story books and Book of Prefaces have been published in Britain and U.S.A., with the fictions translated into most European languages and Japanese. He died in 2019.