Scott McBain is a pseudonym of a Scottish fiction writer. McBain was born in Stirling, Scotland in June 1960. He lived in Girvan on the west coast of Scotland until 1969; he moved to England after his parents' divorce.He graduated from Peterhouse, Cambridge, mastering in law. In the years from 1986 to 1987 he received a Fulbright scholarship and studied at Harvard University. McBain lives in Panama and is married to a local.