PUBLISHERS, WRITERS, TRANSLATORS AND
Meryl Halls, MD of Booksellers Association, has been named FutureBook Person of the Year 2020.
Wee Book Company won the Scots Business o the
Year category of the Scots Language Awards 2020. Cranachan Publishing was shortlisted.
Stuart Paterson (published by Tippermuir) won Scots Writer o the Year at the
Scots Language Awards 2020.
Luna Press Publishing is shortlisted for Best
Independent Press at the British Fantasy Awards 2020.
Nina Oram, author of the The Joining (Luna Press Publishing), has
been shortlisted for Best Newcomer (the Sydney J Bounds
Award) at the British Fantasy Awards 2020.
Theresa Breslin (author), Marit Törnqvist (author/illustrator)
and Eva Eriksson (illustrator) are all nominated for the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award 2021 (and all
published by Floris Books).
BBC Studios are to adapt Sandstone
Press's new thriller The Actuality by Paul Braddon
(publication date February 2021). Sandstone have also just launched
Lemn Sissay and Gavin Francis (Canongate Books
authors), Nadine Aisha Jassat (404 Ink author)
and Amanda Thomson (Saraband author) all
feature in series 2 of The Big Scottish Book Club.
The Itchy Coo Book o Hans Christian
Andersen by various (Itchy Coo) won Scots Bairns Book
o the Year at the Scots Language Awards 2020.
Incompleteness Theory in Incomplete Solutions by Wole Talabi (Luna
Press Publishing) is the winner of the Nommo Award
for Best Novella 2020. The Nommo awards are run by the African
Speculative Fiction Society.
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.
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
One Two Three Four: The Beatles in
Time by Craig Brown (Harper Collins, 4th Estate) is
the winner of the 2020 Baillie Gifford Prize for Non-Fiction.
The Ozone Diary by Pentti Otsamo and Tero
Mielonen is shortlisted for Best Comic/Graphic Novel at British Fantasy Awards 2020.
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 Nature of Summer by Jim Crumley and
Cottongrass Summer by Roy Dennis (both
Saraband). and Nàdar De | Some Kind Of by Pàdraig
MacAoidh | Peter Mackay and The Changing Outer Hebrides: Galson and the
Meaning of Place by Frank Rennie (both Acair Books) are
longlisted for the Highland Book Prize 2020. The shortlist will be
announced in March and the winner in May 2021.