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Andrew Murray Scott

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Contact: [email protected]
Local authority: Dundee
Languages: English, Scots
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Andrew Murrray Scott is the author of five Scottish literary novels under his full name and, as Andrew Scott, is the author of a series of political thrillers. He has ten non-fiction book titles to his name, many of which have been reprinted in several editions, including biographies of Alex Trocchi and Graham of Claverhouse and various books about Dundeeā€™s history and culture.

His first novel, in 2000, won the Dundee International Book Prize. A former freelance journalist and media lecturer, he worked as press officer for senior parliamentarians in three parliaments until 2016 when he returned to full-time writing. Scotched Nation, his sixth published novel, is the second in the Willie Morton Scottish mystery thriller series.

(Photo credit: D. Nicolson)

(Works in Scots)

Local authorities can visit

Aberdeen City; Aberdeenshire; Angus; Argyll and Bute; Clackmannanshire; Dumfries and Galloway; Dundee; East Ayrshire; East Dunbartonshire; East Lothian; East Renfrewshire; Edinburgh City; Falkirk; Fife; Glasgow City; Highland; Inverclyde; Midlothian; Moray; Na h-Eileanan Siar (Western Isles); North Ayrshire; North Lanarkshire; Orkney Islands; Perth and Kinross; Renfrewshire; Scottish Borders; Shetland; South Ayrshire; South Lanarkshire; Stirling; West Dunbartonshire; West Lothian

Events can deliver

Mentoring; Panel event; Reading; Residency; Talk; Workshop; Chairing events

Topics of work

Activism & protest; Adolescence; Biography & memoir; Class & society; Contemporary fiction; Crime fiction; Editing & editing your own work; History; Mystery & thriller; Politics; Poverty; Publishing & getting published; Self-publishing & independent publishing

Age groups published for


Age groups can work with

6-8; 9-11; 12-14; 15-18; 18+

Audience size

0-10; 11-30; 31-100; 100-500; 500+