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10 July 2020

Members' News

June 2020



The winners of the British Book Awards 2020 were announced at a virtual ceremony on 29 June 2020. Members Sandstone PressJenny Brown, Scottish Book Trust and HarperCollins were in the running for awards:



Lark by Anthony McGowan (Barrington Stoke) is the winner of The CILIP Carnegie Medal 2020Edinburgh-based Barrington Stoke is the first Scottish publisher to receive the CILIP Carnegie Medal in its 84-year history.

Award-winning author and poet Donald S Murray has won the Society of Authors' Paul Torday Memorial Prize for his debut novel As the Women Lay Dreaming (Saraband).

The Adventures of China Iron   by Gabriela Cabezón Cámara, translated by Iona Macintyre and Fiona Mackintosh, and published by Edinburgh-based Charco Press, is one of the six books shortlisted for the International Booker Prize 2020. The winner will be announced on 26 August 2020.

A work published by Luna Press Publishing in Edinburgh has been shortlisted for the NOMMO Awards for Speculative Fiction by Africans. It is: "Incompleteness Theories" in Incomplete Solutions by Wole Talabi (Best Novella).

Behind the Dragon by Ross Harries (Polaris Publishing) is  shortlisted for Rugby Book of the Year in the  Telegraph Sports Books Awards 2020.

The Crown Agent by Stephen O'Rourke (Sandstone Press) is shortlisted for the Bloody Scotland Crime Debut of the Year. The winner will be announced on Friday 18 September 2020.

My Name is Why by Lemn Sissay (Canongate Books) is longlisted for the  Gordon Burn Prize 2020.

Whirligig by Andrew James Greig (Fledgling Press) is longlisted for the John Creasey (New Blood) Dagger 2020 and for the McIlvanney Prize 2020.

The Art of Dying by Ambrose Parry (Canongate) is longlisted for the McIlvanney Prize 2020.

Rootbound by Alice Vincent (Canongate) is on the longlist for the 2020 Wainwright Prize for Nature Writing. The shortlists will be announced on 30 July.