List of Scottish novelists
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- Iain Banks aka Iain M. Banks, (born 1954) wrote mainstream novels under the first name, and (most of his) science fiction novels under the second.
- J. M. Barrie (1860–1937), author of Peter Pan among others.
- Christopher Brookmyre (born 1968)
- George Mackay Brown (1921–1996), Beside the Ocean of Time
- Mary Brunton (1778–1818)
- John Buchan (1875–1940), The Thirty-nine Steps
- Keith Charters (born 1965)
- Dominic Cooper (author) (born 1944)
- Iain Crichton Smith (1928–1998)
- Samuel Rutherford Crockett (1860–1914)
- A. J. Cronin (1896–1981)
- Andrew Crumey (born 1961)
- Colin Douglas pseudonym of Colin Thomas Currie (born 1945) Edinburgh medical novels with many thinly-disguised real characters.
- O. Douglas pen name of Anna Masterton Buchan (1877–1948)
- Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (1859–1930), creator of the Great Detective, discoverer of the Lost World, believer in fairies.
- Dorothy Dunnett (1923-2001)
- Niall Duthie (born 1947) novelist
- Janice Galloway
- Richard Gordon, science fiction.
- Lewis Grassic Gibbon, Sunset Song
- Alasdair Gray, Lanark
- Andrew Greig
- Neil Gunn, The Silver Darlings
- George MacBeth (1932–1992)
- Stuart MacBride (born 1969)
- George MacDonald (1824–1905), Phantastes, The Princess and the Goblin, Lilith
- Iain McDowall
- William McIlvanney (born 1936)
- Pat McIntosh
- Helen Clark MacInnes (1907–1985), suspense novels
- Compton Mackenzie (1883–1972), Whisky Galore!
- Alistair MacLean (1922–1987), The Guns of Navarone, Where Eagles Dare
- Ken MacLeod, (born 1954), science fiction
- Gavin Maxwell (1914-1969), novelist, journalist and explorer
- Candia McWilliam (born 1955)
- Laura Marney
- Bruce Marshall
- Allan Massie
- Rosaline Masson
- Peter May (writer)
- Denise Mina
- Naomi Mitchison
- Neil Munro
- Andrew Picken (1788–1833)
- Ian Rankin (born 1960)
- Andrew Murray Scott (born 1955), novelist 
- Manda Scott (born 1962)
- Michael Scott (1789–1835)
- Sir Walter Scott, (1771–1832), innovator of the historical novel
- Alan Sharp (born 1934)
- Nan Shepherd (1893–1981)
- Ali Smith (born 1962)
- Iain Crichton Smith (1928–1998), Consider the Lilies
- Tobias Smollett (1721–1771), The Adventures of Roderick Random, The Adventures of Peregrine Pickle
- Muriel Spark (1918–2006)
- D. E. Stevenson (1892–1973)
- Robert Louis Stevenson, (1850–1894), Kidnapped, The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde, Treasure Island etc.
- Luke Sutherland (born 1971)
- Nigel Tranter, (1909–2000), Scottish historical novels, westerns, contemporary adventure, children's books, non-fiction (history, Scotland, Scottish architecture).
- Alan Warner (born 1964)
- William Watson (1931–2005)
- Irvine Welsh (born 1958)
- Louise Welsh (born 1965)
- George Whyte-Melville (1821–1878)
- David Wishart
- David Wolstencroft (born 1969)