Awards News summer 2019
Luna Press Publishing
has been shortlisted for Best Independent Press at the British Fantasy Awards 2019.
Kay Farrell, Assistant Publisher
at Sandstone Press (Inverness), and Rosie
Howie, Publisher at Hodder Gibson (Glasgow),
have been named as Bookseller Rising Stars of 2019.
Lucy Juckes of Jenny Brown Associates
received a CBE for services to education and literacy in
the Queen's Birthday Honours 2019.
Six talented writers have been shortlisted for the Kelpies Prize 2019. The prize is organised by
publisher Floris Books. The winner will be
announced at the Edinburgh International Book Festival in
Canongate author Lemn Sissay has been
awarded the PEN Pinter Prize 2019. Canongate Books have
published his work for over two decades and will publish his
memoir, My Name is Why, on 29 August 2019.
Floris Books author Theresa
Breslin received an OBE for services to
literature in the Queen's Birthday Honours 2019
Six talented illustrators have been shortlisted for the Kelpies Illustration Prize 2019. The prize is
organised by publisher Floris Books. The
winner will be announced at the Edinburgh International Book
Festival in August.
The Lost Words illustrated
by Jackie Morris and written by Robert Macfarlane
(Hamish Hamilton) is the winner of the 2019 Kate Greenaway Medal for
Canongate has partnered with the Nan
Shepherd Estate and the University of Aberdeen to launch a
competition to find the next big voice in nature writing, from
communities underrepresented in the genre. The closing date for
submissions is 10 September 2019. See the Nan Shepherd
The Booker Prize longlist (the 'Booker Dozen',
of 13 novels) includes Night Boat to Tangier by Kevin Barry
published by Canongate Books.
Luna Press Publishing has three books
shortlisted for four British Fantasy Awards 2019: Marian Womack
- Lost Objects (Best Newcomer and
Best Collection); The Evolution of African Fantasy and Science
Fiction - ed. Francesca T Barbini (Best Non-Fiction);
and The Prisoner - Robert S Malan and
John Cockshaw (Best Comic/Graphic Novel).
As the Women Lay Dreaming by Donald S
Murray (Saraband) has been longlisted for the HWA Debut Crown best debut historical novel
The Easternmost House by Juliet
Blaxland (Sandstone Press) has been shortlisted
for The Wainwright Golden Beer Book
Prize. Ghost Trees by Bob Gilbert
(Saraband) was longlisted. The winner will be
announced on 15 August.
The Long Take by Robin Robertson
(Picador) is the winner of the tenth Walter Scott Prize for Historical Fiction.
The Poet X by Elizabeth
Acevedo (Electric Monkey) is the winner of the 2019 Carnegie Medal for writing.
The Way of All Flesh by Ambrose
Parry aka Chris Brookmyre and Marisa Haetzman (Canongate Books) is
on the McIlvanney Prize (Scottish Crime Book of the Year) longlist.
This year also sees a new prize for debut authors and there are
five books on the shortlist including The Peat Dead by Allan
Martin (Thunderpoint Publishing). For the full lists and details of
all the books, see the Bloody Scotland website.
Hings by Chris McQueer (404
Ink) won the Outstanding Literature category of the
Herald Scottish Culture Awards 2019. Let Me Tell You This by Nadine Aisha
Jassat (404 Ink) and As the Women Lay Dreaming by Donald S
Murray (Saraband) were shortlisted.
Two Scottish publishers have received English PEN Awards in the
recently announced Spring Awards 2019. Scotland Street
Press will publish a translation of the Belarusian
book Alinarka's Children by Alhierd
Bacharevic. Charco Press got awards for
translations of three Spanish language books: Theatre of
War by Andrea Jeftanovic
(Chile), Loop by Brenda Lozano (Mexico)
and Holiday Heart by Margarita Garcia Robayo
(Colombia). Full details are on the English PEN website.
Each year, the David Hume Institute (DHI) publishes a Summer
Reading List for the Scottish First Minister. It is intended as a
fresh way to stimulate debate about the state of the nation and
brings together some of the best writing from Scotland and beyond.
This year's list includes Where are the Women? by Sara
Sheridan (Historic Environment Scotland). See the DHI website for more about the books on
the list and how they earned their place.
Bodies by Jokha Alharthi,
translated by Marilyn Booth from
Arabic and published by our member Sandstone
Press has been announced as the winner of the Man
Booker International Prize 2019. Huge congratulations to all!
Crocodile by Daniel Shand
(Sandstone Press) was shortlisted for the RSL Encore Award 2019.
Sweet Fruit, Sour Land by Rebecca Ley
(Sandstone Press) was shortlisted for the Betty Trask Prize and Awards 2019.
Two books published by Barrington
Stoke have been shortlisted for the Historical
Association's Young Quills Awards 2019: Race to the Frozen North by
Catherine Johnson (11 to 13 year olds category) and Firebird by Elizabeth Wein (14 years
and upwards category).
An Unexplained Death by Mikita
Brottman (Canongate Books) is longlisted for the CWA
ALCS Gold Dagger for Non-fiction 2019.
Miss Blaine's Prefect and the Golden
Samovar by Olga Wojta
(Saraband) was longlisted for the Comedy Women in Print Prize 2019.
Mairi Oliver, owner of Lighthouse Books
(Edinburgh), has been named as one of the Bookseller Rising Stars of 2019.
Golden Hare Books won the
Independent Bookshop of the Year and Noor Hemani,
of Lighthouse, won the Individual
Bookseller of the Year at the Briitish Book Awards 2019. It was a
vintage year for Scottish bookshops with The
Edinburgh Bookshop and The
Mainstreet Trading Company commended in their
categories too. See the BBA website.