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23 September 2020


The latest news about publishing and books in Scotland. The most recent news items are  highlighted in the list to the left. For older items, browse through the news pages or search using any one or all of the filters.

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  • 15 September 2020
    News, Awards and prizes

    Among the six books shortlisted for the 2020 Booker Prize are The Shadow King by Maaza Mengiste (Canongate Books) and Shuggie Bain by Douglas Stuart (Picador). Congratulations to both. The winner will be announced in November.

  • 14 September 2020
    News, Industry, Publishers

    Edinburgh University Press has reported sales of £3.68 million for the period ending 31 July 2020 - a 2% increase on last year. The Press is also announcing that its CEO Timothy Wright intends to retire in July 2021 after 40 years in the publishing industry including 24 years at EUP.

  • 10 September 2020
    News, Funding

    Creative Scotland has launched the guidance for the Culture Organisations and Venues Recovery Fund which opens for applications on 17 September 2020.

  • 8 September 2020
    News, Industry, International

    At the Moscow Book Fair on 3 September 2020, the International Publishers Association adopted a call to action for governments to support and invest in the book sector.

  • 3 September 2020

    On 1 September 2020 the Scottish Government published its Programme for Government setting out the actions it will take in the coming year and beyond. It includes the legislative programme for the 2020-2021 parliamentary year.

  • 1 September 2020
    News, International, Translation

    World Kid Lit Month (September) is the annual celebration of children’s literature from around the world.

  • 28 August 2020

    We were sorry to learn of the death of John Manson - poet, translator, critic, and literary historian.

  • 28 August 2020
    News, Awards and prizes

    The Gaelic Books Council (Comhairle nan Leabhraichean) has announced the shortlists for the Gaelic Literature Awards 2020. The prizes will be awarded on Thursday 17 September 2020 in an online event to be broadcast on YouTube, Facebook and Twitter.

  • 11 August 2020
    News, Awards and prizes

    Sandstone Press based in Inverness is shortlisted for the Paperback Bookshop Trade Publisher of the Year - one of the IPG's Independent Publishing Awards.

  • 6 August 2020
    News, Industry

    We were sorry to learn of the death of lexicographer, editor and adult education worker Mairi Robinson who died on 17 June 2020 at the age of 75.