Jenni Fagan says:
Kafka is cited as an influence on many Scottish writers from Trocchi, Kelman, Tom Leonard, Alan Warner, Ali Smith to myself and many more.
The Metamorphosis is a brilliant modernist story and it greatly inspired in some way, my approach for Luckenbooth.
The very first English translation of this was done by Willa and Edwin Muir in Scotland. Willa was one of Scotland’s foremost feminists and writers.
Scottish writers have long been heavily influenced by European modernist literature, we are linked in our surrealism, darkness, intellect, the use of horror and social subversion to expose the undesirable truths of humanity.