Alison Baverstock

Alison Baverstock (photo credit: began her career in publishing before setting up a marketing consultancy mainly specialising in the book business. Her writing grew out of her professional experience; she began by writing for publishers on how to market books (the job she did) and now mostly advises those who want to get published on […]


Alice Thompson

Alice Thompson grew up in Edinburgh and read English at Oxford University. After spending the 80s playing keyboards with the almost, but not quite famous, post-punk band The Woodentops, she turned to writing. She was formerly Writer in Residence for Shetland and in 2000, won a Creative Scotland Award. Her first novel, Justine, won the […]


Alex Gray

Born and raised in Glasgow, Alex Gray studied English and Philosophy at the University of Strathclyde. She has worked a visiting officer of the DHSS and as an English teacher, beginning to write professionally in 1993. She has published thirteen novels starring Detective Chief Inspector Lorimer and his psychological profiler Solomon Brightman, all set around […]


Alex Gordon

Alex Gordon is the former Sports Editor of the Sunday Mail and Chief Sports Sub-Editor of the Daily Record. He has also worked as a columnist for World Soccer Monthly, Shoot! magazine and was the Scottish correspondent for France Football and L’Equipe. His most recent book is a biography of Denis Law, published by Birlinn […]


Alasdair Gray

Alasdair Gray was born in Riddrie, Glasgow, and trained as a painter at the Glasgow School of Art. He worked as a part-time art teacher, muralist and theatrical scene painter before becoming a full-time painter, playwright and author. He has been described by writer Will Self as ‘a great writer, perhaps the greatest living in […]


Alastair Scott

Alastair Scott is a travel writer based on the Isle of Skye. His many books include Scot Free- A Journey from the Arctic to New Mexico (John Murray, 1986), Tracks Across Alaska (John Murray, 1990) and Top Ten Scotland (Dorling Kindersley, 1999). Native Stranger – A Journey in Familiar and Foreign Scotland (Little, Brown, 1995) […]


Alanna Knight

Alanna Knight was born on Tyneside of Scots-Irish parentage and remains one of the most popular authors in UK libraries. She is a leading crime writer who has three historical crime series, the Victorian detective Inspector Jeremy Faro, lady investigator Rose McQuinn, and time-traveller Tam Eildor. Her 60 published works also include romantic thrillers and […]


Alan Pattullo

Alan Pattullo was born in Dundee and joined the Scotsman as a sports writer in 1998. He has reported at two World Cup finals as well as from Wimbledon and Open golf championships. Books by Alan Pattullo Duncan Ferguson: The Biography Duncan Ferguson came to prominence at an early age – a tall, lean striker […]


Aidan Smith

Born and brought up in Edinburgh, a journalist since leaving school, Aidan Smith started out as an ambulance-chasing cub-reporter for the Dalkeith Advertiser, moved on to the Edinburgh Evening News, then Scotland’s biggest selling paper the Daily Record and back to Edinburgh six years ago with The Scotsman. Since 2004 he has been Senior Feature […]


Adrian Tempany

A Liverpool supporter since 1976, Adrian followed his team around the country in the 1980s, and saw first-hand how football needed to change; as a survivor of the Hillsborough disaster he witnessed the worst day in the history of English football. He is a journalist, and has written features and articles for The Observer, the […]