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19 November 2018

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 Environment Scotland.

  • 404 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 themes.
  • 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 in 2017.
  • 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 shortlist

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 November 2018.

For more on the Saltire Publisher of the Year and Emerging Publisher of the Year awards, see the Saltire Society website.