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12 May 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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  • 10 May 2021
    News, Awards and prizes

    The Changing Outer Hebrides: Galson and the Meaning of Place by Frank Rennie, published by Acair Books, is the winner of the 2020 Highland Book Prize. Many congratulations to all involved.

  • 7 May 2021
    News, Awards and prizes

    The Saltire Society is now welcoming entries from publishers to Scotland's National Book Awards 2021. The deadline for entry is 12 noon on 31 May 2021.

  • 6 May 2021
    News, Events

    The London Book Fair (LBF) has announced details of its Online Book Fair for 2021. It will run a series of conferences 7 to 10 June and digital events 21 June to 2 July.

  • 6 May 2021
    News, Industry, Publishers

    Rosie Howie, Publisher at Hodder Gibson, has been appointed as Edinburgh Napier University's first ever Publisher in Residence.

  • 4 May 2021
    News, Awards and prizes

    The National Galleries of Scotland book Ray Harryhausen: Titan of Cinema by Vanessa Harryhausen has won the 'Book of the Year' Award in the Rondo Hatton Classic Horror Awards. The exhibition at Modern Gallery 2 in Edinburgh is now open too.

  • 27 April 2021
    News, Industry

    The Publishers Association's latest overview of the UK publishing industry finds publishing in 2020 to have been resilient in the face of Covid.

  • 23 April 2021
    News, Book Festival

    To celebrate their 10th anniversary there's an exciting night planned with the British Library with free online events: Kazuo Ishiguro in conversation with Kate Mosse; #ReadingHour; and World Book Night presents: Books to Make You Smile, hosted by Sandi Toksvig. The last-mentioned event also features Jamie Byng of Canongate Books.

  • 20 April 2021
    News, Industry

    The Scottish Government has confirmed that a significant easing of restrictions across retail, hospitality and travel in Scotland will be permitted from 26 April 2021. This will allow for the reopening of bookshops.

  • 20 April 2021
    News, Awards and prizes

    Books from Barrington Stoke and Gob Stopper are longlisted in the Quiz Writers' Choice Awards 2021.

  • 16 April 2021
    News, Awards and prizes

    Castles From Cobwebs by J.A. Mensah (Saraband) is one of the books longlisted for this year's prize.