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List of notable or famous novelists from Scotland, with bios and photos, including the top novelists born in Scotland and even some popular novelists who immigrated to Scotland. If you're trying to find out the names of famous Scottish novelists then this list is the perfect resource for you. These novelists are among the most prominent in their field, and information about each well-known novelist from Scotland is included when available.

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This historic novelists from Scotland list can help answer the questions "Who are some Scottish novelists of note?" and "Who are the most famous novelists from Scotland?" These prominent novelists of Scotland may or may not be currently alive, but what they all have in common is that they're all respected Scottish novelists.

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A. J. Cronin is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Novelists from Scotland
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Archibald Joseph Cronin, MB, ChB, MD, DPH, MRCP was a Scottish novelist and physician. His best-known novel was The Citadel, about a doctor in a Welsh mining village who quickly moves up the career ladder in London. Cronin had observed this scene closely as a Medical Inspector of Mines and later as ...more

Age: Died at 85 (1896-1981)

Birthplace: Cardross, Argyll, United Kingdom

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A. L. Kennedy is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Novelists from Scotland
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Alison Louise "A. L." Kennedy is a Scottish writer of novels, short stories and non-fiction, and stand-up comedian. She is known for her characteristically dark tone, a blending of realism and fantasy, and for her serious approach to her work. She contributes columns and reviews to European ...more

Age: 51

Birthplace: Dundee, United Kingdom

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Agnes Owens was a Scottish author. ...more

Age: 91

Birthplace: Milngavie, United Kingdom

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Alan Warner, a Scottish novelist, grew up in Connel, near Oban. He is the author of six novels: the acclaimed Morvern Callar, winner of a Somerset Maugham Award; These Demented Lands, winner of the Encore Award; The Sopranos, winner of the Saltire Society Scottish Book of the Year Award; The Man Who ...more

Age: 53

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