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18 January 2021

Members' News

Winter 2020



Meryl Halls, MD of Booksellers Association, has been named FutureBook Person of the Year 2020.

The Wee Book Company won the  Scots Business o the Year category of the Scots Language Awards 2020Cranachan 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 a new website.

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 2020.

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.