Saltire Society Publishers of the Year 2018
30 November 2018
Many congratulations to the Saltire Society Publisher of the
Year winners 2018. Canongate Books is Publisher of
the Year and Carolina Orloff (Charco Press) is the
Emerging Publisher of the Year. The awards were announced at a
ceremony in Edinburgh on 30 November.
Saltire Society Publisher of the Year 2018
The Saltire Publisher of the Year Award 2018 with an
accompanying cash prize of £1,000, went to Edinburgh-based
Canongate Books. Over the last 12 months,
Canongate's growth has seen them further develop an already strong
international publishing brand. Historic Environment Scotland was
runner-up and Highly Commended.
This year's shortlisted publishers were:
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 (WINNER).
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 (HIGHLY COMMENDED).
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
- 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 winner
The Saltire Emerging Publisher of the Year 2018 is
Edinburgh-based Carolina Orloff of Charco Press in
recognition of her development into an important part of publishing
in Scotland in a relatively short time.
Established in 2016 and supported by Publishing Scotland, 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. The publishers shortlisted in 2018 were:
- Alan Windram (Little Door Books)
- Carolina Orloff (Charco Press) (WINNER)
- Charlotte Brady (Canongate Books)
- Heather Palmer (BHP Comics)
- James T. Harding (Stewed Rhubarb Press)
- Megan Reid (Canongate Books).
For more on the Saltire Publisher of the Year and Emerging
Publisher of the Year awards, see the Saltire Society website.