Stuart Kelly is a writer, critic and reviewer. He is the author of The Book Of Lost Books: An Incomplete Guide To All The Books You’ll Never Read and Scott-Land: The Man Who Invented A Nation, which was longlisted for the Samuel Johnson Non-fiction Prize and was Radio 4’s Book Of The Week, as well as introductions to several novels. He writes reviews for The Scotsman, Scotland On Sunday, The Guardian and The Times and is a regular guest on BBC Radio Scotland’s book programmes. He was guest selector at the 2010 Edinburgh International Book Festival, curating a strand on fiction and the avant-garde. He is Reader-in-Residence for the MA in Creative Writing at Edinburgh Napier University, a Board Member for the Society of Scottish Studies in Europe. He lives in the Scottish Borders and is currently working on a book about religion.