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21 April 2019

Members' News

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 Bologna.

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 Prize 2019.

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 Year respectively).

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 Street Press.

Sandstone Press features in The Bookseller of 12 March 2019: Sandstone Press on living the Highland Life by Tom Tivnan.