Publishing Scotland Members' news spring 2019
Emma Shoard, illustrator of The Pavee and the Buffer Girl (Barrington
Stoke) by Siobhan Dowd, had been chosen as one of the Premio Orbil
winners, a prize for children's books chosen by independent
booksellers in Italy. It was awarded at the Bologna Children's Book
Fair 2019. The Italian edition is il Pavee é la
Ragazza and it is published by Uovonero. Read Emma's blog
post on the Barrington Stoke website about her trip to
Celestial Bodies by
Jokha Alharthi, translated by Marilyn Booth, and published
by Sandstone Press, is one of 6 novels
shortlisted for the £50,000 Man Booker International Prize 2019.
Recognition in the Arabic Narrative Tradition:
Discovery, Deliverance and Delusion by Philip F. Kennedy
(Edinburgh University Press) won the prestigious
2019 Sheikh Zayed Book Award in the category Arab
Culture in Other Languages.
Miss Blaine's Prefect and the Golden
Samovar by Olga Wojta
(Saraband) is shortlsted for the CrimeFest Last Laugh Award 2019 and longlisted
for the Comedy Women in Print Prize 2019.
A Deadly Habit by Simon Brett
(Crème de la Crime - Severn House (a Canongate imprint)) is
shortlsted for the CrimeFest Last Laugh Award 2019
The winner of the Scottish Nature Photography Awards Favourite Scottish Nature Photography Book 2018
is The Secret Life of the Mountain Hare
published by Sandstone Press.
A Sandstone Press title - Sweet Fruit, Sour Land - was
shortlisted for The Kitchies Golden Tentacle Prize
Canongate's title The Book of Joan was also shortlisted for
a Kitchies Prize - The Inky Tentacle Cover Art Prize.
Amateur: A reckoning with gender, identity and
masculinity by Thomas Page McBee (Canongate
Books) has been shortlisted for the Wellcome
As the Women Lay Dreaming
by Donald S. Murray (Saraband) is on the
longlist for the Authors Club Best First Novel Award 2018.
Farewell Tour of a Terminal
Optimist (Kelpies Edge / Floris) is
the winner of this year's £3,000 Scottish Teenage Book Prize
Luna Press Publishing has two shortlistings for
the British Science Fiction Awards 2019: Kingfisher in Lost Objects by
Marion Womack (Best Shorter Fiction) and Bede Rogerson's cover for
Concrete Faery by
Elizabeth Priest (Best Cover Art). For the full shortlists,
see the BSFA website.
Barrington Stoke has several books
nominated for the CILIP Carnegie Medal 2019. They are: Zebra Crossing Soul Song by Sita
Brahmachari; Worry Angels by Sita Brahmachari (author)
and Jane Ray (illustrator); Grave Matter by Juno Dawson (author)
and Alex T. Smith (illustrator); and The Family Tree by Mal Peet (author) Emma
Shoard (illustrator). The Family Tree is also nominated
for the CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal 2019.
Black Snow Falling by L.J. MacWhirter (Scotland
Street Press) is nominated for the CILIP Carnegie Medal 2019.
404 Ink have been shortlisted for the IPG's Nick Robinson Newcomer Award 2019.
Congratulations to all on the British Book Awards shortlists
announced on 22 March but particularly: Canongate
Books (Independent Publisher of the Year) and its
Publishing Director Francis Bickmore (Editor of
the Year); Historic Environment Scotland
and Collins Learning (Academic, Educational
and Professional Publisher of the Year); and
HarperCollins and its imprints HQ
and HarperCollins Children's Books (Publisher
of the Year, Imprint of the Year and Children's Publisher of the
Charco Press won the Scottish category of the
British Book Awards inaugural Small Press of the Year. Members on the
shortlist included: Charco Press, 404 Ink, BHP
Comics and Scotland
Sandstone Press features in The Bookseller of
12 March 2019: Sandstone Press on living the
Highland Life by Tom Tivnan.