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21 October 2018


The latest news about publishing and books in Scotland. The most recent news items are  highlighted in the list to the left. For older items, browse through the news pages or search using any one or all of the filters.

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  • 16 October 2018
    News, Industry

    A memorial fund supporting BAME internships in publishing and the theatre has been launched in memory of Mo Siewcharran, the former Nielsen Book director of marketing and communications.

  • 15 October 2018
    News, Awards and prizes

    Rebecca Ley's novel Sweet Fruit, Sour Land published by Sandstone Press in Dingwall has won the Guardian's Not the Booker Prize 2018.

  • 6 October 2018
    News, Events

    Not that we ever need an excuse to visit a bookshop, but we'll definitely be heading to one on Saturday 6 October which is Bookshop Day 2018. Lots of bookshops will have events, talks, limited edition bags to buy and a lot more book-related things to enjoy.

  • 4 October 2018
    News, Events

    Thursday 4 October 2018, is National Poetry Day and the theme is Change.

  • 2 October 2018
    News, Awards and prizes

    The 2018 shortlist for the most prestigious non-fiction prize in the UK includes Amateur: A True Story About What Makes a Man by Thomas Page McBee (Canongate Books). The winner will be announced on 14 November.

  • 21 September 2018
    News, Awards and prizes

    Congratulations to Liam McIlvanney whose novel The Quaker was announced as the 2018 winner of the Bloody Scotland McIlvanney Prize for Scottish Crime Book of the Year.

  • 20 September 2018
    News, Awards and prizes

    Congratulations to Dingwall-based Sandstone Press which has two books on the William Hill Sports Book of the Year 2018 longlist.

  • 11 September 2018
    News, Awards and prizes

    Six new Gaelic books have been shortlisted for the 2018 Donald Meek Award. The Gaelic Book of the Year will be presented with the Donald Meek Award, and additional literary prizes funded by Bòrd na Gàidhlig will also be awarded. The prize-winners will be announced at a special reception in the National Piping Centre in Glasgow on Thursday 4 October 2018.

  • 6 September 2018
    News, Awards and prizes

    Isle of Arran Distillers have teamed up with Scottish Field to find the official poem for their new Lagg Distillery. The winning entry will take pride of place onsite at the new distillery that is due to open in the spring of 2019. The closing date for entries is 14 December and the winner and two runners up will be announced on Burns Night, Friday 25 January 2019.

  • 5 September 2018
    News, Industry

    Alice Piotrowska will start a fully-funded publishing PhD studentship - 'Publishing in Scotland 1968-2018: From Cultural Heritage to Digital Engagement' in October 2018. The PhD at the University of Stirling will include placements at both Publishing Scotland and HarperCollins.