The most important writer/illustrator since William Blake is merely ‘Scots author’ and doesn’t even merit headline position because a ‘Scotland is rubbish’ story has been fabricated. Why? Oh yes, he was pro-independence.

https://www.theguardian.com/books/2019/dec/29/alasdair-gray-a-modern-day-william-blake-who-revitalised-scottish-writing