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23 June 2018

Writers and publishers on The List's Hot 100 of 2016

2 November 2016

The Hot 100 is The List's annual celebration of the figures who've contributed most to the cultural landscape in Scotland during the year. This year's list (published on 2 November) is as wide-ranging as ever encompassing one-off events, chefs, musicians, dancers, playwrights, publishers and quite a few writers.  Topping the list is musician Anna Meredith with comic Richard Gadd at 2.

Particular congratulations to:

  • writers Graeme Macrae Burnet at 3 and Chitra Ramaswamy at 61 (published by Saraband)
  • writer Amy Liptrot at 7 and actor and writer Alan Cumming at 18 (published by Canongate Books)
  • poet and activist Harry Giles at 6 and his publisher Freight Books at 28
  • Scotlitfest (the Saltire Society, Laura Jones and Heather McDaid) and
  • writer (and former publisher) Helen Sedgwick at 95.


Some other literary names on the list include:

  • Jackie Kay (writer and poet) (5)
  • Glasgow Women's Library (11)
  • David Greig (Artistic Director of the Royal Lyceum Theatre) (13)
  • Neu! Reekie! (events) (15)
  • Jenny Lindsay and Rachel McCrum (formerly Rally & Broad) (16)
  • Bloody Scotland (Crime Writing Festival) (27)
  • Dundee Rep Theatre (30)
  • Dominic Hall (theatre director) (47)
  • Dundee Literary Festival (49)
  • Glasgow Comic Con (52)
  • Freak Circus (magazine) (83)
  • Oor Wullie Bucket Trail (85)
  • Neil Slorance (illustrator and comic artist) (90)
  • Sumayya Usmani (foodwriter, author and cookery teacher) (96)
  • Chris Brookmyre (writer) (97)
  • JK Rowling (writer) (100)