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22 February 2018

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!

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    A round up of our members' latest prize and awards news.

  • Literary and publishing awards

    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. David France won the 2017 Prize for How to Survive a Plague (Picador).

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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. The 2018 Blue Peter Book Awards will be announced on World Book Day - 1 March 2018.

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    Sponsored by Champagne Bollinger, the prize is the UK's only literary award for comic writing. Bridget Jones' Baby by Helen Fielding (Jonathan Cape) won the 2017 award.

  • Literary and publishing awards

    The deadline for the 2018 awards was Friday 9 February 2018.

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    These awards recognise and promote the excellence of the British book design and production industry. The 2017 awards were announced on Thursday 16 November 2017 in London. Entry for the 2018 awards will open in April.

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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 2017 award was Roncadora 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. The deadline for submissions for the 2018 Awards was 5 February 2018.

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    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.

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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.