James Robertson (born 1958) is a Scottish writer who grew up in Bridge of Allan, Stirlingshire. He is the author of several short story and poetry collections, and has published three novels: The Fanatic, Joseph Knight and The Testament of Gideon Mack. This last book was longlisted for the 2006 Man Booker Prize. Robertson also runs an independent publishing company called Kettillonia, and is a founder and general editor of the Scots language imprint Itchy Coo, which produces books in Scots for children and young people. He lives in Fife.