McGrath was a free-thinker who set the tone for the proliferation of alternative thought among an underground arts culture in Scotland that would not exist without him. Influenced both by American Beat literature and the Glasgow music hall he saw as a child, McGrath melded these sensibilities in a body of work where laughs and the quest for enlightenment went hand in hand.The Herald also has a selection of tributes.
Tuesday, May 05, 2009
The playwright Tom McGrath has died at the age of 68. There's an obituary in The Herald: