Scottish Mortgage Investment Trust Book Awards 2012 - Finalists Announced
The four finalists for Creative Scotland’s Scottish Mortgage Investment Trust Book Awards 2012 have just been announced. There were four winning categories, with each of the finalists receiving £5,000. The Fiction winner went to former City of Literature Trustee, Ali Smith for There but for the (Hamish Hamilton). Janice Galloway scooped the prize for Non-Fiction winner with All Made Up (Granta). The Poetry winner is Angus Peter Campbell for Aibisidh, published by Edinburgh's own Polygon. And the First Book winner goes to Simon Stephenson, for his first novel Let Not the Waves of the Sea (John Murray).
Over 90 titles were deliberated over by a panel of expert judges and now all four finalists will be entered into the running to win the overall Scottish Mortgage Investment Trust Book of the Year prize of £30,000. Previous winners include Jackie Kay, James Kelman and Edwin Morgan.
This year the public are asked to join in the selection process, and vote for who they think should be the overall winner. Have your say by visiting the Book Awards Website.
The winner will be announced at the Edinburgh International Book Festival on the 17 August.