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John Aberdein

John Aberdein is a writer, originally from Aberdeen, who won the Saltire First Book of the Year for …

Carlos Alba

Carlos Alba is a journalist, media consultant and novelist from Glasgow. He attended Glasgow High Sc …

Annemarie Allan

Annemarie Allan studied at Stirling University and worked as a teacher and librarian near London. Re …

Lin Anderson

Crime writer Lin Anderson was born in Greenock, and studied at Glasgow, Edinburgh and Napier Univers …

Scoular Anderson

Scoular Anderson is a children’s author and illustrator who has written over seventy books, and illu …

James Stout Angus

James Stout Angus was a poet from Shetland, who wrote poetry in the Shetlandic dialect. Born in Catf …

Gill Arbuthnott

Gill Arbuthnott was raised in Edinburgh and attended James Gillespies’ school, the setting for Murie …

David Ashton

David Ashton was born in Greenock in 1961. After several years working for a bank, he studied at the …

Kate Atkinson

Although born in Yorkshire in England, Kate Atkinson studied English at Dundee University and now li …

Iain Banks

One of the most inventive British authors, Iain Banks writes contemporary biting fiction and, under …

Ray Banks

Ray Banks’ first novel, The Big Blind, was published in America in 2004, but his first UK success ca …

James Barke

James William Barke was born in Selkirkshire in 1905 to Galloway parents, he moved in Glasgow in as …

Rosy Barnes

Scriptwriter Rosy Barnes was raised in Edinburgh, and later studied Fine Art and English Literature …

J M Barrie

Born in Kirriemuir, Angus, J.M. Barrie was the ninth of ten children. His father was David Barrie, a …

Meg Bateman

Gaelic poet and academic Meg Bateman was born and raised in Edinburgh, where she attended Mary Erski …

M C Beaton

M.C. Beaton is the best-known pen name for the hugely prolific author Marion Chesney. She was born i …

Matt Bendoris

Matt Bendoris is a feature writer and novelist who was shortlisted for the Bloody Scotland Crime Boo …

Alan Bissett

Alan Bissett was born and raised in Falkirk. He graduated from Stirling University with a first clas …

Tony Black

Tony Black was born in Newcastle in Australia and raised in Scotland and Ireland. he now lives and w …

Sharon Blackie

Sharon Blackie’s roots are in the north-east of England and in Edinburgh, though she has travelled a …

Emma Blair

In the author’s own words, Emma Blair was “about late forties, a bit of a tough cookie and had a cer …

William Boyd

William Boyd was born in Accra, Ghana, in 1952, the son of expatriate Scots from Fife. He regards hi …

Theresa Breslin

Theresa Breslin is a Carnegie-awarding winning novelist of 25 books for children. A former librarian …

Brian D Osborne

Brian D Osborne was born in Glasgow in 1941 and grew up in Helensburgh and now lives in Kirkintilloc …

Paul Bristow

Paul Bristow has written for radio and television as well as running community projects, including t …

Jessica Brockmole

Jessica Brockmole spent several years living in Scotland, where she knew too well the challenges in …

Orla Broderick

Orla Broderick is a single mother living with her daughter and dog on the beautiful Isle of Skye. Sh …

Christopher Brookmyre

Football, religion, a dark and sometimes violent sense of humour are the hallmarks of Christopher Br …

Nick Brooks

Nick Brooks was born and still lives in Glasgow. He achieved a First Class Honours Degree in English …

George Mackay Brown

George Mackay Brown, who died in 1996, was one of Scotland’s finest and most prolific novelists. He …

Hamish Brown

Hamish Brown is a mountaineer, lecturer, photographer and poet. He was born in Colombo in Sri Lanka, …

Nora Anne Brown

Nora Brown was born in Scotland and moved to London at the age of seventeen to study composing at th …

John Buchan

John Buchan was born in Perth, the eldest son of the Rev. John Buchan. He grew up for a time in Fife …

Peter Burnett

Peter Burnett was born of a farming family in 1968 and spent his early years in Memsie Aberdeenshire …

Robert Burns

Possibly the best-known and most iconic writer from Scotland, Robert Burns continues to fascinate, c …

John Burnside

Born in the Fife town of Dunfermline, poet and novelist John Burnside worked as a computer software …

Ron Butlin

Ron Butlin was appointed the Edinburgh Makar in May 2008, taking over from Valerie Gilles. Butlin, w …

John Byrne

Playwright and artist John Byrne was born and raised in the Ferguslie Park are of Paisley. He attend …

Maiolios Caimbeul

Maiolios Caimbeul, or Myles Campbell, is a Gaelic poet from Staffin on the Isle of Skye. He was born …

Jenni Calder

Scottish literary historian and novelist Jenni Calder was born in Chicago, but has lived and worked …

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