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There are many prizes and awards for books and quite a few for
book people too. We can't list them all so have chosen a selection
including the Scottish ones, the biggest, the most prestigious and
some that Scottish writers or books have been listed for or won in
A round up of our members' latest prize and awards news.
Formerly known as The Samuel Johnson Prize (1999 – 2015), it is the most prestigious non-fiction prize in the UK and worth £30,000 to the winner. The 2018 shortlist includes Amateur: A True Story About What Makes a Man, Thomas Page McBee (Canongate Books).
The enormously popular and influential Blue Peter Book Awards celebrate children's books published in the last year in two categories: the Best Story and the Best Book with Facts. The Blue Peter Book Awards are announced on World Book Day.
Sponsored by Champagne Bollinger, the prize is the UK's only literary award for comic writing. The prize was not awarded in 2018.
The 2019 awards are open for applications until 8 February 2019. A new Small Press category has been introduced.
These awards recognise and promote the excellence of the British book design and production industry.
In 2018 the Callum Macdonald Memorial Award drew to a close after 17 years. Borders-based poet and publisher Leonard McDermid won the 2018 award for his poetry pamphlet 'Landway'.
The CAMEOs recognise the relationship between content across a variety of media and, crucially, the central role of the book.
The CILIP Carnegie and Kate Greenaway Medals are the UK's oldest and most prestigious children's book awards. Longlists are published in February and shortlists in March, with the winners announced at a ceremony in June.
This new literary prize will officially recognise witty female authors and nurture new, unpublished talent. The deadline for submissions is 31 January 2019.