Doug Johnstone (born 22 July 1970) is a writer, musician and journalist based in Edinburgh. His new novel, Smokeheads, is published by Faber and Faber on 3 March 2011. He has previously published two novels with Penguin, Tombstoning (2006) and The Ossians (2008), which received praise from the likes of Irvine Welsh, Ian Rankin and Christopher Brookmyre.
Doug is currently writer in residence at the University of Strathclyde. He has had several short stories appear in various publications, and since 1999 he has worked as a freelance arts journalist, primarily covering music and literature. He is a singer, musician and songwriter in several bands, including Northern Alliance, part of the Fence Collective. Northern Alliance have released four albums, as well as recording an album as a fictional band called The Ossians.
- Smokeheads (2011)
- The Ossians (2008)
- Tombstoning (2006)