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20 August 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 winners of the James Tait Black Memorial Prizes 2017 were announced on 14 August 2017: The Lesser Bohemians by Eimear McBride (Faber and Faber) (fiction) and The Vanishing Man: In Pursuit of Velazquez (Chatto & Windus) by Laura Cumming (biography). The Fourth Bonniest Baby in Dundee (Floris/Kelpies) is on the Bookbug Picture Book Prize 2018 shortlist. Expecting by Chitra Ramaswamy has been shortlisted for the Polari First Book Prize. Solar Bones by Mike McCormack (Canongate Books) and Autumn  by Ali Smith have been longlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2017; The Ludlow Ladies' Society by Ann O'Loughlin (Black and White Publishing) is shortlisted for The Guardian's Not the Booker PrizeThe Outrun by Amy Liptrot (Canongate Books) is the winner of the PEN Ackerley Prize 2017. The Solitary Woman of Shakespeare by James Terry (Sandstone Press) is longlisted for the HWA Debut Crown 2017. Congratulations to Daniel Shand whose title Fallow (Sandstone Press) has won the Betty Trask Prize 2017. The McIlvanney Prize 2017 longlist includes Cross Purpose by Claire MacLeary (Contraband). Scotland Street Press is to receive an English PEN Translate Award for A large Czesław Milosz with a dash of Elvis Presley by Tania Skarynkina, translated from Belarusian by Jim Dingley. Craig Hillsley, Editorial Director at Saraband has been listed as one of The Bookseller's 2017 Rising Stars and Saraband author Graeme Macrae Burnet is shortlisted for Author of the Year in the Sunday Herald Culture Awards 2017. The books shortlisted for the Kelpies Prize 2017 (run by Floris Books) are: Lottie Larkin's Magical Mishap by Kate Bolden; David and the Surprisingly Smart-o-saurus by Debbie Cannon; and The Girl Who Lost Her Shadow by Emily Ilet.

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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 winner was Naomi Alderman with her fourth novel The Power (Viking).

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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 closed 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. Bridget Jones' Baby by Helen Fielding (Jonathan Cape) won the 2017 award.

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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 has been extended until 21 July.

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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. Ruta Sepetys won the 80th anniversary Carnegie Medal and Lane Smith triumphed in the Kate Greenaway Medal category.

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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).