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29 April 2017

Prizes and Awards

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 the past!

NEWS:

The deadline for the 2017 McIlvanney Prize is 28 April. Sam Missingham formerly of HarperCollins has launched a new website Lounge Books that includes lists of award-winning books. David Spaven of Kessock Books won the 'Railway Book of the Year' award for Highland Survivor. Himself by Jess Kidd (Canongate Books) is shortlisted for the Authors Club Best First Novel Award and Where the River Parts by Radhika Swarup (Sandstone Press) was longlisted. Edinburgh publishers 404 Ink were longlisted for Saboteur Awards for Most Innovative Publisher and Best Magazine. Freight Books' title Disappearing Glasgow was chosen as a Craft category finalist for photography in The Roses Creative Awards.  Saraband's title The Nature of Autumn by Jim Crumley is shortlisted for the Richard Jefferies Society and White Horse Bookshop Literary Prize 2017; and Stay with Me by Ayobami Adebayo (Canongate Books) is shortlisted for the Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction.The Outrun by Amy Liptrot (Canongate Books) is on the shortlists for the British Book Awards for narrative non-fiction and the 2017 RSL Ondaatje Prize. Far From the Madding Crowd (Linlithgow) and The Edinburgh Bookshop are shortlisted for bookshop awards at the British Book Awards. Cat Anderson at the Edinburgh Bookshop is shortlisted in the Individual Bookseller category.

 

 

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    Launched in 1996, the Prize is awarded annually and celebrates excellence, originality and accessibility in women's writing from throughout the world. The 2017 longlist was announced on 8 March and includes Stay With Me by Ayobami Adebayo (Canongate Books).

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    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. In 2016 entries opened in May and closed in June with the winner announced in November. The 2016 winner Philippe Sands (East West Street (Weidenfeld & Nicolson)) donated his prize money to refugee charities. Baillie Gifford matched Philippe's donation.

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    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. Podkin One Ear and Survivors have won the 2017 Blue Peter Book Awards announced on World Book Day - 2 March 2017.

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    Sponsored by Champagne Bollinger, the prize is the UK's only literary award for comic writing. The deadline for entries for the 2017 prize was Friday 17 February 2017.

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    The Outrun by Amy Liptrot (Canongate Books) is on the British Book Awards shortlist for narrative non-fiction. Far From the Madding Crowd (Linlithgow) and The Edinburgh Bookshop are shortlisted for bookshop awards. Cat Anderson at the Edinburgh Bookshop is shortlisted in the Individual Bookseller category. The winners will be announced in May.

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    These awards recognise and promote the excellence of the British book design and production industry. The winners of the 2016 categories were announced on Thursday 10 November. The 2017 Awards will open for nominations in March.

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    The annual Callum Macdonald Memorial Award is for the publisher of an outstanding example of pamphlet poetry published during the year. The pamphlet or its publisher will have a connection with Scotland or Scottish culture. In rewarding a publisher, rather than a poet, it is a unique award in Scotland. The winner of the 2016 award was Jenny Elliott for 'Makkin-wires' (The Shed Press).

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    The CAMEOs recognise the relationship between content across a variety of media and, crucially, the central role of the book. There are awards in four categories: Film, TV, Gaming (inclusive of apps and entertainment), and theatre. Twelve adaptations have been shortlisted and the winners will be announced on 13 March 2017.

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    The CILIP Carnegie and Kate Greenaway Medals are the UK's oldest and most prestigious children's book awards. They are awarded annually by children's librarians for an outstanding book written in English for children and young people (The CILIP Carnegie Medal) and for an outstanding book in terms of illustration for children and young people (the CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal).

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    The Costa Book Awards honour some of the most outstanding books of the year written by authors based in the UK and Ireland. Books are entered by publishers, and entry for the Awards closes at the end of June each year. Category winners are announced in early January and Book of the Year at the end of January. In 2017 Scottish writer Brian Conaghan won the Costa Children's Book Award for The Bombs That Brought Us Together (Bloomsbury).