Stuart David is a Scottish musician, songwriter and novelist. He co-founded the band Belle & Sebastian (1996–2000) and then went on to front Looper (1998–present). He is the author of the novels Nalda Said and The Peacock Manifesto, published by I.M.P. Fiction in 1999 and 2001. His third novel, A Peacock’s Tale was published by Barcelona Review in 2011.
Stuart’s memoir, In The All-Night Cafe: A Memoir of Belle and Sebastian’s Formative Year, was published by Abacus / Little, Brown in April 2015. His first Young Adult novel, Jackdaw and the Randoms, was published in October 2015.