This painting, commissioned by the Scottish National Portrait Gallery in 2000, depicts eight contemporary Scottish writers, located in an imaginary Glasgow West End flat. From left to right they are: Janice Galloway, Alasdair Gray, Tom Leonard, Bernard MacLaverty, Liz Lochhead, Alan Spence, Jeff Torrington and Agnes Owens. Colvin painted life-size portraits of the writers onto a three-dimensional room set, then photographed the set. A photograph of Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum represents the view from the 'window'. Books by the writers are scattered on the floor.