2018 Saltire Literary Awards Shortlist Announced

2018 Saltire Literary Awards Shortlist Announced

October 25, 2018

Each year The Saltire Society celebrates the best books and publishers in Scotland with its annual prestigious Literary Awards. The shortlist for 2018 has now been announced, and follows in the Saltire’s tradition of highlighting the diversity and talent in Scotland’s contemporary literary scene.

Covering the big fiction titles of the year, poetry, non-fiction, research and history, the awards also recognise emerging talent with the much coveted First Book of the Year Award. In the running this year are a photography book (Alex Boyd’s St Kilda: The Silent Islands), a novella (Christina Neuwrith’s Amphibian), a Gaelic language novel (A’ Togail an t-Srùbain by Calum L. MacLeòid) and the tale of two runaway sisters (Mike Kitson’s Sal).

The full list of shortlisted titles and publishers can be found on the Saltire Society’s website, with the winners announced a ceremony at Dynamic Earth on 30th November. The winner of each book category will receive a £2,000 cash prize, with an overall winner crowned Saltire Society Scottish Book of the Year which comes with a £6,000 award.

The categories for the awards are:

  • The Saltire Society Scottish Fiction Book of the Year Award
  • The Saltire Society Scottish Non-Fiction Book of the Year Award
  • The Saltire Society Scottish Poetry Book of the Year Award supported by the Scottish Poetry Library
  • The Saltire Society Scottish Research Book of the Year Award supported by the National Library of Scotland. supported by the National Library of Scotland
  • The Saltire Society Scottish History Book of the Year Award supported by the Scottish Historical Review Trust
  • The Saltire Society Scottish First Book of the Year Award.
  • Publisher of the Year Award in partnership with Publishing Scotland.
  • Emerging Publisher of the Year Award in partnership with Publishing Scotland.

Founded in 1936, The Saltire Society is a non-political charity which promotes and preserves the best of Scottish cultural life. To find out more, including membership options, have an explore of www.saltiresociety.org.uk.