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30 November 2017
Since 2015 the Saltire Literary Awards have celebrated
publishers as well as writers for their work. In 2016 the Emerging
Publisher award was introduced.
The winners of the 2017 Awards were announced on 30 November in
The 2017 Saltire Publisher of the Year Award
is Birlinn. Over its 25 years of publishing,
Birlinn has consistently produced interesting, important and
quality books with high production values. Hugh
Andrew, MD, of Birlinn was at the ceremony to accept the
award and thanked staff and authors.
The publishers on the shortlist were:
The Saltire Emerging Publisher of the Year Award 2017 was
presented jointly to Laura
Jones and Heather McDaid,
founders of indie publisher 404
Ink, whose dedication and innovation are changing the
face of modern Scottish publishing. Due to travel disruption,
Heather and Laura rushed in just in time to hear the announcement.
They paid tribute to their fellow nominees and thanked all the
publishers and others who had helped them with advice in recent
For more on the Saltire Publisher of the Year and Emerging
Publisher of the Year awards, see the Saltire Society website.
The Saltire Literary Awards
2017 were also announced on 30 November.