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Christine Wilson, Publications Officer at Historic Environment
Scotland, is one of The Bookseller's Rising Stars of 2020.
Witherby Publishing Group, the Postgraduate Publishing
Programmes at Edinburgh Napier University and the Centre for
International Publishing and Communication at the University of
Stirling have launched two Publishing Scholarships for the academic year
2020-21. The scholarships have been established to support
individuals from under-represented or disadvantaged backgrounds to
undertake a postgraduate degree in Publishing.
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:
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.
Cricket 2.0 by Tim Wigmore and
Freddie Wilde (Polaris Publishing) is the winner of the
Heartaches Cricket Book of the Year 2020 at the Telegraph Sports
Book Awards. Another Polaris Publishing book - Behind the Dragon by Ross Harries -
was shortlisted for Rugby Book of the Year at the same
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
Armistice Runner by Tom Palmer
(Barrington Stoke) won the Middle School Award at the Ysgol Bae Baglan Book Awards 2020.
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
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
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.