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

Walter ScottWalter Scott

15 August 1771

Andrew LangAndrew Lang

31 March 1844

Allan CunninghamAllan Cunningham

07 December 1784

Philip KerrPhilip Kerr

22 February 1956

Ali SmithAli Smith

1962 AD

Denise MinaDenise Mina

1966 AD

Eric Temple BellEric Temple Bell

07 February 1883

Peter MayPeter May

20 December 1951

Alistair MacleanAlistair Maclean

21 April 1922

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Sir. James Matthew BarrieSir. James Matthew Barrie

09 May 1860