About Andrew

Andrew Murray Scott is the author of four published novels, ten non fiction book titles and a collection of poetry. He has an extensive record of publication of short stories, prose, book reviews and journalism. He gives talks on the subjects of his books and undertakes public book events and school visits. He is listed in Live Literature Scotland’s author database:  https://www.scottishbooktrust.com/authors/andrew-murray-scott

His debut novel Tumulus, a post-modern re-imagining of 1970s counter-culture in Dundee and the area’s Pictish past following victory over the Romans at Mons Graupius, won the first Dundee (International) Book Prize in 1999. It was published by Polygon in 2000 and was widely reviewed. Estuary Blue  followed from the same publisher in 2001. The Mushroom Club appeared in 2007, and a fourth, The Big J (pronounced Jye), was published by Steve Savage Publishers in 2008.  A small collection of poetry, Dancing Underwater was published by Cateran Press in 2009. 

He also writes Scottish political conspiracy thriller novels in the Willie Morton series, the first two of which, Deadly Secrecy and Scotched Nation were published in February and October 2019. He uses the brand ‘Andrew Scott’ for this strand of his fiction output.

Andrew is the author of ten non-fiction books including  biographies of Alexander Trocchi (‘excellent’ Colin Wilson, Literary Review), and John Graham of Claverhouse as well as several commissioned local history books.

Andrew has had a parallel career in media, having worked as a freelance journalist (mainly writing for The Herald, Scotsman, Sunday Herald and Scotland on Sunday), as a creative writing tutor and a nine year stint as a press officer for three parliamentarians in two parliaments. 

Andrew’s main interest is fiction writing. He is a member of the Society of Authors and Scottish P.E.N. and a long-term former member of the N.U.J.

‘The Andrew Murray Scott Collection’  of books, letters and manuscripts is held by University of Dundee Archives Services:


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 In 2005, The List produced a booklet: 100 Best Scottish Books of all time, edited by a team of writers and Professor Willy Malley of Glasgow University. Tumulus was listed in “The Other 100”.

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