Scotland has been the home of several renowned novelists, writers and literary giants who have contributed much to the country’s literary landscape through their works. They have been masters at their work and have come up with some of the world’s best-selling novels that every reading aficionado wants to get his/her hands on. Interestingly, Scottish novelists have not limited themselves to but a single genre. They have written extensively on various genres such as fiction, non-fiction, drama, romance, satire, tragedy, comedy and so on. Some have even fused two genres to come up with a novel that has kept the readers hooked on to the book like glue. Novel writing is complex for it involves various characters, an intricate plot, some nerve-wrecking events/follow-ups and a grand finale. Unless you have a deep passion for it, writing a novel can turn into a nightmare and your final outcome as hogwash. Patience and perseverance are also strong foundations on which a good novel stands. There have been numerous Scottish writers who have not just shown all of the above, but reflected the same on their novels as well. Iain Banks, Sir Walter Scott, Irvine Welsh, Robert Louis Stevenson, A.L Kennedy, James Kelman, Denise Mina, John Buchan are some of the prominent Scottish novelists who have gained worldwide fame. Read more about their life and their works through this write-up.
David McCallumDavid McCallum
19 September 1933
Robert Louis StevensonRobert Louis Stevenson
13 November 1850
Novelist, Poet

Walter ScottWalter Scott
15 August 1771

Sir Arthur Conan DoyleSir Arthur Conan Doyle
22 May 1859
Writer & Physician

Andrew LangAndrew Lang
31 March 1844
Poet, Novelist, Literary Critic

Allan CunninghamAllan Cunningham
07 December 1784
Poet, Author
Philip KerrPhilip Kerr
22 February 1956
Writer, Poet lawyer, Science fiction writer,

Ali SmithAli Smith
1962 AD

Denise MinaDenise Mina
1966 AD
novelist, writer, playwright, poet lawyer

Eric Temple BellEric Temple Bell
07 February 1883
Mathematician, Historian of mathematics, Novelist,
Peter MayPeter May
20 December 1951
journalist, writer

Alistair MacleanAlistair Maclean
21 April 1922
Sir. James Matthew BarrieSir. James Matthew Barrie
09 May 1860