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23 June 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!

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Roncadora Press has won the National Library of Scotland 2017 Callum Macdonald Memorial Award. Sunjeev Sahota is the UK's candidate for the European Prize for Literature 2017. Kirsty Logan's A Portable Shelter is shortlisted for the Green Carnation Prize. 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. To Be Continued by James Robertson (Hamish Hamilton) is shortlisted for the Bollinger Wodehouse prize. 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) was 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 were shortlisted for bookshop awards at the British Book Awards. Cat Anderson at the Edinburgh Bookshop was 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). The winner will be announced on 7 June.

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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. Submissions for the 2017 Prize are now open and will close on 2 June 2017.

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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. To Be Continued by James Robertson (Hamish Hamilton) is shortlisted for 2017 prize. The winner will be announced before the Hay Festival.

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    The winners of the 2017 awards were announced on 8 May.

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    These awards recognise and promote the excellence of the British book design and production industry. The deadline for entering the 2017 Awards is Friday 30 June.

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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 2017 winners were announced during the London Book Fair week (in March): 45 Years, We’re Going on a Bear Hunt, Beast Quest and Hetty Feather.

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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). The winners will be announced 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. In 2017 Scottish writer Brian Conaghan won the Costa Children's Book Award for The Bombs That Brought Us Together (Bloomsbury).