Stuart Kelly (literary critic)

Stuart Kelly is a Scottish critic and author. He is the literary editor of The Scotsman.[1]

Stuart Kelly
OccupationLiterary critic and author
Alma materUniversity of Oxford

His works include The Book Of Lost Books: An Incomplete Guide To All The Books You’ll Never Read (2005), Scott-Land: The Man Who Invented A Nation (2010) (which was longlisted for the BBC Samuel Johnson Prize for Non-Fiction[2]) and The Minister and the Murderer (2018). Kelly writes for The Scotsman, Scotland On Sunday, The Guardian and The Times. In 2013 Kelly was a judge for the Man Booker Prize.[3][4] In 2016/17 Kelly was president of The Edinburgh Sir Walter Scott Club.[5]


  • The Book of Lost Books (2005)[6][7]
  • Scott-land: The Man Who Invented a Nation (2011)[8][9]


  1. ^ Guardian Profile
  2. ^ Flood, Alison (2011-04-15), "Biography dominates Samuel Johson prize longlist", The Guardian.
  3. ^ The Man Booker Prize
  4. ^ Robinson, David (2012-12-17). "Scotsman's Stuart Kelly to join Booker Prize judges panel". The Scotsman.
  5. ^ "Stuart Kelly". The Edinburgh Sir Walter Scott Club. 2016. Retrieved 2020-02-02.
  6. ^ Queenan, Joe (2006-04-30). "Treasure Hunt". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2016-09-18.
  7. ^ Simon, Scott (June 10, 2006). "Recovering Literature's 'Lost Books'". NPR. Retrieved 2016-09-18.
  8. ^ McVey, David (2010-08-26). "Scott-land: The Man Who Invented A Nation, By Stuart Kelly". The Independent. Retrieved 2016-09-18.
  9. ^ "Episode 1, Stuart Kelly - Scott-land: The Man Who Invented a Nation". Book of the Week. BBC Radio 4. Retrieved 2016-09-18.

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