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27 February 2021

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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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  • 26 February 2021
    News, Industry

    Alan Bett has been appointed as the Head of Literature & Publishing at Creative Scotland. (Image of Alan Bett by Kat Gollock.)

  • 25 February 2021
    News, Events

    25th February 2021 is the first GRAY DAY, a celebration of the writer and artist Alasdair Gray, on the 40th anniversary of his masterpiece Lanark.

  • 25 February 2021
    News, Awards and prizes

    Almost a year later than anticipated due to Covid, Edinburgh-based publisher Floris Books has announced the shortlists for the delayed Kelpies Prizes for Writing and Illustration 2020. The prizes aim to recognise new Scottish writing and illustration for children.

  • 22 February 2021
    News, Awards and prizes

    Cottongrass Summer (Saraband) and The Ring Ouzel: a View from the North York Moors (Whittles Publishing) were shortlisted for Best Bird Book of the Year 2020.

  • 19 February 2021
    News, Awards and prizes

    Congratulations to Charco Press, Cranachan Publishing, Little Door Books, Rymour Books, Sandstone Press, Scotland Street Press and The Wee Book Company – all finalists for Small Press of the Year Scotland 2021 at the British Book Awards. Congratulations to Saraband too (North England finalist).

  • 18 February 2021
    News, Awards and prizes

    Congratulations to Barrington Stoke which has books on both the CILIP Carnegie and Kate Greenaway Medals lists and to Canongate Books with a book longlisted for the Kate Greenaway medal.

  • 18 February 2021
    News, Awards and prizes

    Congratulations to Luna Press Publishing who have books/artwork shortlisted in three categories of the British Science Fiction Association Awards (BSFA) 2020. The winners will be announced at Eastercon, ConFusion in April 2021.

  • 18 February 2021
    News, Funding, International, Translation

    The latest round of the Publishing Scotland Translation Fund saw a total of £23,000 awarded to 15 international publishers from 10 countries towards the translation of Scottish writers. Grants were awarded for works by Scottish writers to be translated into Arabic, Danish, French, German, Hungarian, Italian, Macedonian, Portuguese, Serbian and Turkish.

  • 1 February 2021
    News, Awards and prizes

    Scottish Book Trust has announced the 11 recipients of the New Writers Awards 2021.

  • 1 February 2021
    News, Awards and prizes

    Publishers have until Monday 15 February 2021 to submit titles for the Indie Book Awards 2021.