Douglas Stuart was born and raised in Glasgow. After graduating from the Royal College of Art, he moved to New York, where he began a career in design. Shuggie Bain is his debut novel. It won the Booker Prize 2020, has been shortlisted for the Kirkus Prize and the Center for Fiction First Novel Prize, and longlisted for the National Book Award for Fiction. His short stories have appeared in The New Yorker.