Born and raised in Glasgow, Douglas studied Textiles and Design at Heriot-Watt University and the Royal College of Art in London, before moving to New York where he began a career in design. His debut novel Shuggie Bain won the 2020 Booker Prize, the Fiction Debut Award, the overall Book of the Year award at the British Book Awards and is being published in over 40 territories (and counting) worldwide. It is also being adapted for TV by A24/BBC. Young Mungo, his second novel, was a Number One Sunday Times bestseller. He lives in New York with his husband but spends as much time in Glasgow as possible.