Candia McWilliam is a Scottish author.

McWilliam’s first novel, A Case of Knives, published in 1988, was the winner of a Betty Trask Prize. Her second novel, A Little Stranger, was published in 1989. Both books won Scottish Arts Council Book Awards. Debatable Land, published in 1994, won the Guardian Fiction Prize and in 1998 its Italian translation won the Premio Grinzane Cavour for the best foreign novel of the year. After spending two years without the use of her eyes she managed to overcome writers block and in 2010 published a memoir written by dictation during this time, called What to Look for in Winter: A Memoir in Blindness.