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Alan Dapre

Alan Dapre is the author of more than fifty books for children. He has also written over one hundred …

Peter Davidson

Peter Davidson was born in Scotland in 1957. He is currently Professor of Renaissance Studies at the …

Robert Davidson

Robert Davidson is a writer and editor based in Highland Scotland. Originally a civil engineer, most …

Toni Davidson

Toni Davidson lives and works in Glasgow, but was born in Ayr in 1965. He has written two books – th …

Elspeth Mary Davie

Elspeth Davie, née Dryer, was born in Kilmarnock in 1918. Her father was a Scottish minister; her mo …

Carol Anne Davis

Carol Anne Davis is a writer of crime fiction- and non-fiction from Dundee. She left school aged jus …

Margaret Thomson Davis

Born in Bathgate but raised in Glasgow, Margaret Thomson Davis was a children’s and Red Cross nurse …

Nina de la Mer

Nina de la Mer was born in East Kilbride, and studied Modern Languages at the University of Sussex. …

Christine De Luca

Poet Christine De Luca was born and raised in Waas in Shetland, the daughter of a school headmaster. …

Anna Deacon

Anna Deacon has worked as a photographer for over a decade following a career in the music industry …

Meaghan Delahunt

Born in Melbourne, Australia, Meaghan Delahunt has lived in Edinburgh for around 15 years and now le …

Lavinia Derwent

Born Elizabeth Dodd in 1906, Lavinia Derwent is from the Cheviot hills near Jedburgh. A writer and b …

Isla Dewar

Isla Dewar now lives in the coastal town of Crail in the East Neuk of Fife with her husband Bob, a p …

Dave Dick

Dave was born in Giffnock on the south side of Glasgow in 1951. He was one of four children. His mot …

Des Dillon

Des Dillon grew up in Coatbridge, Lanarkshire. He read English at Strathclyde University and started …

Emily Dodd

Emily Dodd is passionate about science, wildlife and storytelling. She is a screenwriter for CBeebie …

Robert Dodds

Robert Dodds was born in England and grew up in Yorkshire and Kent with his parents, a neurotic dog, …

Jennifer Doherty

Writer and publisher Jennifer Doherty was born in Lanarkshire, but regularly visited the Scottish Bo …

Chris Dolan

Chris Dolan is an author, playwright and literary critic from Glasgow. Dolan is best known for his p …

Lari Don

Children’s fantasy author Lari Don was born in Chile, and travelled widely in South and Central Amer …

David Donachie

Edinburgh-born David Donachie is a historical novelist with a particular interest in naval history i …

Julia Donaldson

Born in North London, Julia Donaldson now lives and works in Glasgow. While studying French and Dram …

Anne Donovan

Anne Donovan grew up in Coatbridge, a town in North Lanarkshire. She is best known for her first nov …

Robert Douglas

Robert Douglas is a memoirist and novelist, originally from Maryhill in Glasgow. He left school aged …

Peter Dorward

Peter Dorward was born in St Andrews in 1963. Having been a hop-picker, an aid-worker in the Bolivia …

Carol Ann Duffy

Born in Glasgow but raised in Stafford in England, Carol Ann Duffy studied Philosophy at Liverpool U …

Hal Duncan

“A scribbler of strange fictions and shouty verse, swearing like a sailor, smoking like a lum, I’m a …

Jane Duncan

Elizabeth Jane Cameron was born in Renton in West Dunbartonshire in 1910, and wrote novels under the …

Douglas Dunn

Professor Douglas Dunn was born in Inchinnan, Renfrewshire in 1942, and is a multi-award winning aut …

Dorothy Dunnett

Dorothy Dunnett, one of Scotland’s best-known and popular writers, was born Dorothy Halliday in Dunf …

Dr Bruce Durie

Dr Bruce Durie is recognised internationally as one of the leading practitioners in his field, parti …

Margaret Elphinstone

Born in Kent and educated in London and Durham, author Margaret Elphinstone has lived and worked in …

Gavin Esler

Journalist, broadcaster and novelist Gavin Esler was born in Clydebank and educated at Edinburgh’s G …

Franzeska G Ewart

Franzeska G Ewart is a children’s author originally from Stranraer. She studied medicine at Glasgow …

Michel Faber

Although born in The Hague in The Netherlands, and having lived in Australia since he was seven, Mic …

Jenni Fagan

In her own words: I am an author, and poet, currently based in Portobello — a seaside town in Edinbu …

Jeff Fallow

Jeff Fallow is an a graphic designer and illustrator. He lives and works in Fife with his wife and s …

John Fardell

John Fardell was brought up in the countryside near Bristol, and has lived in Edinburgh since 1992. …

Gordon Ferris

Gordon Ferris grew up in Kilmarnock in the west of Scotland. He began writing when he found himself …

Kathleen Fidler

Kathleen Fidler was born in Coalville, Leicestershire in 1890, and was raised in Wigan and North Wal …

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