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22 October 2020

Members' News

Autumn 2020

 

PUBLISHERS AND WRITERS

Cranachan Publishing and  The Wee Book Company are nominated in the  Scots Business o the Year category of the Scots Language Awards 2020.

BBC Studios are to adapt Sandstone Press's new thriller The Actuality by Paul Braddon (publication date February 2021). Sandstone have also just launched a new website.

Lemn Sissay (Canongate Books author), Nadine Aisha Jassat (404 Ink author) and Amanda Thomson (Saraband author) will be appearing on series 2 of The Big Scottish Book Club.

 

BOOKS

D-Day Dog  by Tom Palmer (Barrington Stoke) is the Overall Winner of the Children's Book Award for 2020 and it also won the Confident Readers category.

Six members have books nominated for Scots Bairns Book o the Year at the Scots Language Awards 2020:

An Tiortach Beag agus Sgeulachdan Eile by Morag Ann MacNeil (Acair) won Best Fiction Book (Highland Society of London Prize) at the Gaelic Literature Awards 2020.

Cluaintean Uaine by George L. Murray and Donald Gillies (Acair) won Best Poetry Book (Derick Thomson Prize) at the Gaelic Literature Awards 2020.

Mo Ghranaidh agus an Losgann Mòr  by Marie C. Macaulay, (Acair) won Best Book for Children/Young People at the Gaelic Literature Awards 2020.

My Name is Why by Lemn Sissay (Canongate Books) is shortlisted for the Gordon Burn Prize 2020. The winner will be announced on 15 October. Lemn Sissay will also be featured on series 2 of The Big Scottish Book Club.

The British Lighthouse Trail by Sarah Kerr and Leith-Built Ships: Volume 1, They Once Were Shipbuilders by Ron Neish  (both Whittles Publishing) are nominated for The Mountbatten Award for Best Book at the Maritime Media Awards 2020. The winner will be announced on 29 October 2020. 

The Shadow King by Maaza Mengiste (Canongate Books) is shortlisted for the Booker Prize 2020. The winner will be announced on 19 November 2020.

The cover for My Name Is Monster by Katie Hale (Canongate Books) has been shortlisted in the Sci-Fi/Fantasy category of The Academy of British Cover Design Awards 2020.

The cover of Charlotte Bronte's Jane Eyre: A Retelling by Tanya Landman (Barrington Stoke) is shortlisted in the  6-12 years category of The Academy of British Cover Design Awards 2020.

The Midnight Library by Matt Haig (Canongate Books) will be one of the titles in BBC2 bookclub Between the Covers which launches on Friday 9 October 2020. It is also the October pick for the Good Morning America bookclub.

White Eagles by Elizabeth Wein (Barrington Stoke) is shortlisted for the Scottish Teenage Book Prize 2021. The winner will be announced on 31 March 2021. 

The Baillie Gifford Prize 2020 longlist includes two titles from HarperCollins imprints: One Two Three Four: The Beatles in Time  by Craig Brown (4th Estate) and Our Bodies, Their Battlefield: What War Does to Women by Christina Lamb (William Collins). The shortlist will be announced on 15 October 2020.

Like Flies from Afar by K Ferrari, translated by Adrian Nathan West (Canongate Books) is shortlisted for the CWA Crime Fiction  in Translation Dagger 2020.