Gordon M. Williams was born in Paisley, Scotland. He was a journalist, a television scriptwriter and the author of more than 20 novels.
His novels include From Scenes Like These (1968), shortlisted for the Booker Prize in 1969, Walk Don’t Walk (1972) and Big Morning Blues (1974). Other novels include The Camp (1966), The Man Who Had Power Over Women (1967) and The Upper Pleasure Garden (1970). He was also the ghostwriter for the autobiographies of several football players and managers, including Bobby Moore, Terry Venables and Tommy Docherty.