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PUBLISHERS AND WRITERS
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
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.
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
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
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
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