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Member Highlights

Winter 2022


Caitriona Horne has won the Book Marketing Society Guerilla Campaign Award for the marketing campaign she led on More Fiya (Canongate).

The Scotland’s National Book Awards publisher and book cover design shortlists were announced on December 1 2022, including members in every category (bold). The Scottish Publisher of the Year Award:

  • 404 Ink
  • BHP
  • Birlinn
  • Canongate Books
  • Charco Press
  • Edinburgh University Press

The Emerging Publisher of the Year Award:

  • Deziree Wilson, Editor at Scottish Mountaineering Press
  • Hannah McGeechan, Production and Metadata Controller at Canongate Books
  • Harley Griffiths, Senior Commissioning Editor, Times Books at HarperCollins Publishers
  • Peter Burnett, Publisher at Leamington Books
  • Robert Lovell, General Manager at Scottish Mountaineering Press

The Book Cover Design of the Year Award:

  • Robert Dalrymple for Alison Watt: A Portrait Without Likeness published by National Galleries of Scotland
  • Luke Bird for Blind Spot: Exploring and Educating on Blindness published by 404 Ink
  • Mark Mechan for The Sweetness of Dreams published by Vagabond Voices



The Fire People edited by Lemn Sissay (Canongate Books) is the winner of the Poetry Award at the Books Are My Bag Readers Awards 2022.

The Fox of Glencoe (Scottish Mountaineering Press), which chronicles the adventures of the legendary Hamish MacInnes and his achievements in the field of mountaineering, has been honoured with an award at the 2022 Banff Mountain Book Competition.

Doric Nursery Rhymes for Loons & Quines, translations by Gordon M Hay, illustrations by Rosemary Cunningham (Doric Books) won Scots Bairns Book o the Year at the 2022 Scots Language Awards.

This Is Our Undoing by Lorraine Wilson (Luna Press Publishing) won the Debut Novel category of the Subjective Chaos Kind of Awards 2022.

May God Forgive by Alan Parks (Canongate Books) is the winner of The McIlvanney Prize 2022.

Constabal Murdo 2: Murdo ann am Marseille by Angus Peter Campbell (Luath Press) won The Highland Society of London Prize for Best Fiction Book at the Gaelic Literature Awards 2022. Fear de Mhuinntir Sholais / A Sollas Man by Fred Macaulay (Acair) was highly commended in the Derick Thomson Prize for Best Poetry Book.

The Biggest Footprint: Eight billion humans. One clumsy giant by writer/illustrator brothers Rob and Tom Sears (Canongate Books) is the winner of the Wainwright Prize for Children’s Nature & Conservation Writing 2022.


Brickmakers by Selva Almada, translated by Annie McDermott (Charco Press), has been shortlisted for the Society of Authors Premio Valle Inclán. The winner will be announced on February 8 2023.

Byobu by Ida Vitale, translated by Sean Manning, and Elena Knows by Claudia Piñeiro, translated by Frances Riddle (both Charco Press) was shortlisted for the 2022 Queen Sofía Spanish Institute Translation Prize,

Brickmakers by Salma Alvada, translated from Spanish by Annie McDermott (Charco Press), was shortlisted for The Warwick Prize for Women in Translation 2022.