Ruaridh Nicoll was born in Arbroath, Angus, in 1969 and raised in the Highland county of Sutherland. An award-winning journalist, he has been the Observer's US correspondent and the Guardian's Southern Africa correspondent. He's currently editor of the Observer Magazine. The acclaimed White Male Heart was his first novel and his second, Wide Eyed, is also set in rural Scotland. Ruaridh Nicoll dvides his time between London and Edinburgh.