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The winners of the British Book Awards 2020 were announced at a
virtual ceremony on 29 June 2020. Members Sandstone
Press, Jenny 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
2020. Edinburgh-based Barrington Stoke is the first
Scottish publisher to receive the CILIP Carnegie Medal in its
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
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
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
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.