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Spring 2022


Congratulations to Jessica Neale of Canongate Books who won the British Book Awards Rights Professional of the Year 2022 (announced on 23 May 2022).

Witherbys CEO Iain Macneil is leading a team attempting to circumnavigate the globe in MV Astra a sub 24-metre motor-powered vessel – a world first! Read all about it in Debbie Hall’s article in The Daily Record 2 March 2022.

Fionn Petch has won the 2021 Premio Valle Inclan Prize for a translation of A Musical Offering by Luis Sagasti (Charco Press).

Charco Press have partnered with the British Museum’s Santo Domingo Centre of Excellence for Latin American Research and the Hay Festival to publish a collection of stories from ten Latin American writers. See news.



The winner of the inaugural Kayva Prize is ‘Toy Plastic Chicken’ by Uma Nada-Rajah, A Play and a Pint (Salamander Street).

The Dark Remains by William McIlvanney and Ian Rankin (Canongate Books) won the Fiction: Crime and Thriller category at the 2022 Bookseller’s British Book Awards announced on 23 May.

Fin & Rye & Fireflies by Harry Cook (Ink Road/Black & White Publishing) won the Scottish Teenage Book Prize 2022. The winner was announced on 4 May.

Worlds Apart: Worldbuilding in Fantasy and Science Fiction by Francesca T Barbini, Ed. (Luna Press Publishing) won Best Non-Fiction at the BSFA Awards 2021 announced on 18 April 2022.


Daniel Hahn’s translation of Occupation by Brazilian writer Julián Fuks is shortlisted for the Oxford-Weidenfeld Prize 2022. Originally published in Portuguese, the English translation is published by Charco Press. The winner will be announced on 11 June 2022.

The Book of Form and Emptiness by Ruth Ozeki (Canongate Books) is shortlisted for the Women’s Prize for Fiction 2022. The winner will be announced on 15 June.

Two Indie Book Awards 2022 shortlistings for Canongate Books: Mrs Death Misses Death by Salena Godden (Fiction) and The Comfort Book by Matt Haig (Non-fiction). The winners will be announced on Friday 24 June during Independent Bookshop Week (18–25 June).

Canongate Books has two books on the CWA 2022 shortlists: A Corruption of Blood by Ambrose Parry (Historical Dagger) and The Unusual Suspect by Ben Machell (ALCS Gold Dagger for Non-Fiction). The winners will be announced on 29 June.

Luna Press Publishing has two books on the Subjective Chaos Kind of Awards shortlist: This Is Our Undoing by Lorraine Wilson (Best Debut Novel) and The Future God of Love by Dilman Dila (Best Novella). Finalists will be selected in July and winners announced in September.

The Future God of Love by Dilman Dila (Luna Press Publishing) is shortlisted in the Novella category of the African Nommo Awards 2022. The winner will be announced in autumn.