Widely recognised as Scotland's most prestigious book awards, the
Saltire Literary Awards represent a long-standing
commitment from the Saltire Society to celebrate and support
Scottish literary achievement and are run entirely on the basis of
the voluntary commitment of the experts who make up the judging
There are six categories:
- Non-Fiction Book of the Year
- Fiction Book of the Year
- First Book of the Year
- Research Book of the Year
- History Book of the Year and
- Poetry Book of the Year.
The winner of each book category will receive a cash prize of
£2,000 and go on to be considered for the top prize of £5,000,
awarded to the Saltire Society Book of the Year.
The 2017 awards are now open for submissions. Completed Entry
Forms must be received by 12 NOON ON MONDAY 17 APRIL
2017: see the Saltire Society website. For any queries
please contact the Saltire Society on 0131 556 1836.
The 2016 winners were announced on 24 November at a ceremony at
Central Hall in Edinburgh. The Bonniest Companie by
Kathleen Jamie (Picador) won Book of the Year 2016 and His
Bloody Project by Graeme Macrae Burnet (Contraband) won
Scottish Fiction Book of the Year. Other winners included
Expecting by Chitra Ramaswamy (Saraband), joint winner of
First Book of the Year, and Set Adrift Upon the World by
James Hunter (Birlinn Ltd) which won History Book of the Year.
For the full list of winners, see our news
item of 24 November 2016.
For more information on the awards generally, see the Saltire