Andrew Soutar was a British novelist and journalist. Born Edward Andrew Stagg, Soutar married Elspeth Soutar Swinton in 1907 at Prestwich, Lancashire adopting the name Soutar shortly after. Soutar was a correspondent, but is better known today for his novels, which were often serialized in newspapers. He also wrote pulp adventure stories for magazines. Soutar's stories proved very popular with filmmakers, with a number being made into films during the silent era.