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25 April 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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  • 17 April 2018
    News, Industry

    A newly published report - Panic, Social Class, Taste and Inequalities in the Creative Industries - demonstrates that the cultural and creative industries are marked by significant inequalities. Its findings include a £23K ‘class pay gap’ in publishing.

  • 12 April 2018
    News, Awards and prizes

    Poverty Safari by Darren McGarvey aka Loki (Luath Press) has been longlisted for the Orwell Book Prize 2018.

  • 11 April 2018
    News, Awards and prizes

    Hings by Chris McQueer and its publisher 404 Ink have been shortlisted for Saboteur Awards 2018. You have until 9 May to vote for them to win.

  • 6 April 2018
    News, Awards and prizes

    Laura Jones and Heather McDaid of 404 Ink are on the first ever FutureBook 40 list of industry innovators.

  • 16 March 2018
    News, Awards and prizes

    Edinburgh University Press, Canongate and Canongate's Francis Bickmore and Andrea Joyce, and two Canongate books (How to Stop Time and How Not to be a Boy), are all shortlisted for this year's awards. Booksellers Sally Pattle of Far From the Madding Crowd in Linlithgow and Greig Watt of Blackwell's in Aberdeen, and The Edinburgh Bookshop and Golden Hare Books are also on the shortlists.

  • 15 March 2018
    News, Awards and prizes

    Rook by Anthony McGowan (Barrington Stoke) has been shortlisted for the CILIP Carnegie Medal 2018. The winner will be announced on 18 June.

  • 12 March 2018
    News, Awards and prizes

    A title from Edinburgh-based Charco Press - Die, My Love by Argentinian writer Ariana Harwicz, translated by Sarah Moses and Carolina Orloff - is one of the thirteen books longlisted for Man Booker International Prize.

  • 22 February 2018
    News, Industry

    See photos from the Scottish Book Trade Conference #scotbookconf 22 February 2018 in Edinburgh. You can also read the full text of Sally Magnusson's Opening Keynote Speech.

  • 16 February 2018
    News, Awards and prizes

    The Gaelic Books Council is inviting submissions from Gaelic writers for the Donald Meek Award 2018. This award aims to encourage and support new and established Gaelic writers and new Gaelic writing. The deadline for submissions is 17.00 on Friday 4 May 2018.

  • 2 February 2018

    Publishing Scotland to receive Regular Funding from Creative Scotland for the three-year period, April 2018 to March 2021.