Douglas Stuart is a Scottish – American author. His debut novel, Shuggie Bain, won the Booker Prize and was a finalist for the National Book Award in Fiction, The Kirkus Prize, the Center for Fiction First Novel Prize, the Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fiction. It was a staple of best of the year lists, and is to be translated into twenty-two languages.

He wrote Shuggie Bain over a ten year period and is currently at work on his second novel, Loch Awe.

His short stories, Found Wanting, and The Englishman, were published in The New Yorker magazine. His essay, Poverty, Anxiety, and Gender in Scottish Working-Class Literature was published by Lit Hub.

Born in Glasgow, Scotland, he has an MA from the Royal College of Art in London and since 2000 he has lived and worked in New York City.