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17 August 2017

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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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  • 3 August 2017
    News, Industry

    A consultation from the Scottish government - submit your views and ideas by 5pm on Friday 27 October 2017.

  • 27 July 2017
    News, Awards and prizes, Publishers

    Huge congratulations to Mike McCormack whose novel Solar Bones (Canongate Books) is on the longlist, or 'Man Booker Dozen', for the £50,000 Man Booker Prize 2017. Scottish writer Ali Smith also features with Autumn (Hamish Hamilton).

  • 24 July 2017
    News, Events, Industry

    Fort William's new bookshop - The Highland Bookshop - was opened on 14 July by author Alexander McCall Smith.

  • 6 July 2017
    News, Awards and prizes

    The Outrun by Amy Liptrot (Canongate Books) is the winner of the PEN Ackerley Prize 2017 for memoir and life writing.

  • 27 June 2017
    News, Publishers

    We were sad to hear that the inspirational Stephanie Wolfe Murray - who co-founded Canongate in 1973 and ran it until 1994 - died on 24 June 2017.

  • 24 June 2017
    News, Events

    Independent Bookshop Week (24 June to 1 July 2017) celebrates independent bookshops in the UK and Ireland with events, celebrations, reading groups, storytelling, author signings, literary lunches, face painting and the IBW Book Awards! Your local bookshop will have their own way of celebrating so head along there to celebrate with them.

  • 22 June 2017
    News, Awards and prizes

    Crime fiction, non-fiction and anthologies of short crime stories are all eligible for The McIlvanney Prize. The longlist, announced on 20 June, includes Cross Purpose by Claire MacLeary (Contraband). The finalists will be announced early September and the winner on 8 September at the Bloody Scotland crime writing festival in Stirling.

  • 21 June 2017
    News, Awards and prizes

    Independent Edinburgh publisher Floris Books has announced the shortlist for the Kelpies Prize 2017. The books on it are: Lottie Larkin's Magical Mishap by Kate Bolden; David and the Surprisingly Smart-o-saurus by Debbie Cannon; and The Girl Who Lost Her Shadow by Emily Ilett. The winner will be announced at a ceremony at the Edinburgh International Book Festival on 23 August

  • 21 June 2017
    News, Awards and prizes, Publishers

    Congratulations to Daniel Shand whose romantic novel Fallow (published by Sandstone Press in Dingwall) has won the Betty Trask Prize 2017. The Prize was among those announced at the Society of Authors Prizes ceremony in London on 20 June 2017.

  • 15 June 2017
    News, Awards and prizes

    The Outrun by Amy Liptrot (Canongate Books) is one of three books shortlisted for the PEN Ackerley Prize 2017 for memoir and life writing. The winner will be announced on 5 July 2017.