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24 October 2021


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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  • 21 October 2021
    News, Industry

    A new short film charts the rise of Scottish crime fiction and sheds new light on the success of the UK's bestselling genre. The Dark Travellers film is part of Publishing Scotland's Autumn package aimed at promoting the work of their members and includes a New Books Scotland rights catalogue of books for the season and Postcard from Scotland, a digital showcase highlighting the brilliant work of some of our publishers and authors.

  • 18 October 2021
    News, Awards and prizes

    Islands of Abandonment: Life in the Post-Human Landscape by Cal Flyn (William Collins) and Things I have Withheld by Kei Miller (Canongate) are among the six books shortlisted for the prestigious Baillie Gifford Prize for Non-Fiction 2021.

  • 11 October 2021
    News, Industry

    BIC announces appointment of Rachel Martin, Global Director Sustainability at Elsevier, as Chair of its new Green Supply Chain Committee and launches its Green Supply Chain Work Plan.

  • 4 October 2021
    News, Awards and prizes

    The Infinite by Patience Agbabi (Canongate Books) and Fin & Rye & Fireflies by Harry Cook (Ink Road) are shortlisted for the Scottish Teenage Book Prize 2022. The winner is chosen entirely by teenagers across Scotland who can vote for their favourite until 25 March 2022.

  • 1 October 2021

    This year, National Poetry Day takes place on Thursday 7 October 2021, and the theme is Choice.

  • 30 September 2021
    News, International

    The Four Nations International Fund will open for applications on Thursday 21 October 2021. The fund will support individuals and organisations towards international partnership development and co-creation projects.

  • 28 September 2021
    News, Awards and prizes

    Edinburgh-based Luna Press Publishing won Best Independent Press at the British Fantasy Awards 2021.

  • 27 September 2021
    News, Awards and prizes

    The Scots Dictionary for Schools app, The Glasgow Gruffalo's Wean (Itchy Coo) and The Young Team (Picador) were among the winners at the 2021 Scots Language Awards.

  • 23 September 2021
    News, Awards and prizes

    Exe Men by Robert Kitson and Chasing a Rugby Dream: Kick Off by James Hook with David Brayley (Polaris Publishing) are winners of Telegraph Sports Books of the Year Awards 2021.

  • 21 September 2021
    News, Industry

    Books from Barrington Stoke, Dunedin Academic Press and Edinburgh University Press will feature in Exact Editions' COP26 virtual exhibition of books focussing on climate change and sustainability.