Saltire Publishers of the Year shortlists 2018
22 October 2018
Since 2015 the Saltire Literary Awards have celebrated
publishers as well as writers for their work.
Saltire Society Publisher of the Year 2018 shortlist
Supported by Publishing Scotland. This year's shortlist of six
publishers includes last year's winners Birlinn
and three of last year's
shortlist: Canongate, BHP
Comics and 404 Ink. They
are joined by Luath Press and Historic
Ink Shortlisted in the Saltire Publisher
of the Year Award category in 2017, 404 Ink is an award-winning
alternative, independent publisher of books and literary magazines.
404 Ink believe in publishing little but publishing loud, putting
full energy and resources into every author they publish.
- BHP Comics BHP Comics is
Scotland's leading comics and graphic novel publisher and was
shortlisted in the Saltire Publisher of the Year Award category in
2017. It champions new, exciting and diverse creator-owned, comics,
graphic novels and art books that cover a wide range of topics and
- Birlinn Limited In
addition to celebrating its 25th anniversary in 2017, Birlinn was
named winner of the Saltire Publisher of the Year Award the same
year. Birlinn publishes Scottish and general UK interest books,
from biography to history, and Scottish Gaelic. It aims to push the
boundaries of the imagination, constantly challenging and nurturing
the talent of its authors and of its team.
- Canongate Books
Established in 1973, Canongate Books has emerged as one of the most
dynamic publishing houses in Britain. With an international
outlook, it continues to nurture and publish new talent from around
the world, whilst retaining the essence of the Scottish Canon. It
was shortlisted in the Saltire Publisher of the Year Award category
- Historic Environment
Scotland Historic Environment Scotland
(HES) is the lead public body for Scotland's historic environment.
From landmark works of expert research to creative collaborations
with internationally renowned authors, its aim is to explore ideas
and start conversations about the past, present and future of our
Scotland's history and heritage.
- Luath Press Established in
1981, Luath Press is a leading independent book publisher with over
400 books in print including modern fiction, history, politics,
travel guides and poetry. It is committed to publishing well
written books worth reading and offers distinctive writing with a
hint of unexpected pleasures.
Saltire Society Emerging Publisher of the Year 2018
Supported by Publishing Scotland. Established in 2016, this
award aims to recognise the work of an individual in the early
stages of their publishing career, with the winner receiving a
prize of £500.
- Alan Windram (Little Door Books)
- Carolina Orloff (Charco Press)
- Charlotte Brady (Canongate Books)
- Heather Palmer (BHP Comics)
- James T. Harding (Stewed Rhubarb Press)
- Megan Reid (Canongate Books).
The winners will be announced at a ceremony in Edinburgh on 30
For more on the Saltire Publisher of the Year and Emerging
Publisher of the Year awards, see the Saltire Society website.