British writer Douglas Stuart wins UK’s Booker Prize Stuart wins prestigious literary prize for coming-of-age novel Shuggie Bain. Booker prize winner Douglas Stuart: ‘Homophobia makes you think there’s something broken’The award-winning author of Shuggie Bain speaks to Martin Chilton about the rejection-filled, 12-year journey to his debut novel and what it was like to grow up gay in a ‘hard man’s world’ Shuggie Bain’s tale tells us that the Booker prize has maturedA Scot’s success led to uproar in 1994 – but not this year, with the triumph of Douglas Stuart. Maybe the award is growing up This has changed my whole life, says Booker winner Douglas StuartThe New York-based writer mined his own difficult childhood in Glasgow to create a remarkable central character in his prize-winning novel. Gay author wins the Booker Prize for ’emotive’ debut novel about growing up queer in 1980s GlasgowGay author Douglas Stuart has won the Booker Prize for his autobiographical debut novel Shuggie Bain, telling the story of a queer teenager. Douglas Stuart Wins Booker Prize for ‘Shuggie Bain’The autobiographical novel, about the lonely gay son of an alcoholic mother in 1980s Scotland, was one of four debut books in this year’s shortlist. 'Shuggie Bain' writer Douglas Stuart wins Booker PrizeThe Scottish writer won the Booker Prize for fiction with Shuggie Bain, which depitcts a boy’s turbulent coming of age in hardscrabble 1980s Glasgow. Americans dominate diverse list of Booker Prize contendersBooker Prize judges are meeting to pick a winner of the prestigious literary award, choosing from a list that’s both U.S.-dominated and diverse.