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20 February 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 British Book Awards 2017 are open for entries until 10 February 2017. The Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse Prize closes on 17 February 2017. The Kelpies Prize deadline is 28 February. The Man Booker Prize 2017 is open for entries until 10 March 2017.

The £30,000 International Dylan Thomas Prize announced its longlist on 9 February. Academic publisher Edward Elgar won the Fox Williams Independent Publisher of the Year Award at the 2017 IPG awards on 9 February having also won the ProQuest Academic & Professional Publisher of the Year Award. PS member Saraband was shortlisted for the Frankfurt Book Fair Trade Publisher of the Year at the IPG Awards (a category won by Faber & Faber). A Year in Our New Garden by Gerda Muller and The Midsummer Tomte and the Little Rabbits by Ulf Stark et al (Floris Books) have been included in the USBBY List of Outstanding International Books. Heather McDaid of 404 Ink is one of this year's London Book Fair 2017 Trailblazers.

 

 

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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 Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction runs from September - when the Society of Authors calls for entries on behalf of the Prize - to June, when the winner is announced at the award ceremony.

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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. In 2016 the winner of the Best Story was The Nowhere Emporium by Ross Mackenzie published by Edinburgh-based Floris Books. The Blue Peter Book Awards 2017 closed in July 2016 and the winner will be 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 is Friday 17 February 2017.

  • Literary and publishing awards

    The 2017 British Book Awards (formerly British Book Industry Awards) are open for entries until Friday 10 February 2017.

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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. The closing date for entries is Friday 17 February 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).

  • Literary and publishing awards

    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).