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Saltire Society award winners 2019: Sandstone
Press won Scottish Publisher of the Year, and Kay Farrell of
Sandstone Press and Alan Windram of Little Door Press were jointly
awarded Saltire Society Emerging Publisher of the Year Award. 404
Ink and Jamie Norman of Canongate Books were Highly Commended in
these two categories.
Network Member of the Month is Robbie Guillory,
Robbie is an agent at the Kate Nash Literary Agency. He
also supports publishers and authors.
have received the Special Contribution Award at the Scottish Gaelic Awards 2019.
Comics are featured in The List Hot 100.
Among the six book covers shortlisted for the Saltire
Society Scottish Book Cover Award 2019 are:
The Wind That Lays Waste by Selva Almada
(Charco Press) won the Edinburgh International Book Festival's 2019
First Book Award.
The Flame by Leonard Cohen (Canongate
Books) won the non-fiction category of the Books Are My Bag Readers Awards 2019
Owen and the Soldier by Lisa Thompson
(author) and Mike Lowery (illustrator) (Barrington Stoke) is
shortlisted for Best Story in the Blue Peter Book Awards 2020. This is the first
dyslexia-friendly title to be shortlisted for the prize.
Taking the Plunge by Anna Deacon and Vicky
Allan (Black & White Publishing) is featured in an article on
the Stylist website.
Resistance by Julián Fuks (Charco
Press), Hanuman's Travels by Andrei Ivanov
(Vagabond Voices) and The Hoarder by Jess Kidd (Canongate
Books) are longlisted for the International Dublin Literary Award 2020.
Resistance by Julián Fuks (Charco Press) is also
shortlisted for the 61st Jabuti Awards (Best Foreign Edition) in
Good Boy by Mal Peet (author) and Emma
Shoard (illustrator) (Barrington Stoke) and An Illustrated Treasury of Scottish Castle
Legends (Floris Books) by Theresa Breslin (author) and
Kate Leiper (illustrator) are both nominated for the CILIP Carnegie Medal 2020.
The CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal
nominations feature five titles published by Barrington Stoke
and one by Floris Books