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23 June 2021

Members' News




Heather McDaid of 404 Ink is one of the LAS Next Level 2021 Awardees.

BookSource, Scotland's leading independent book distributor, has announced the appointment of Kate Gibb as a new non-executive director to its Board. BookSource is the trading arm of Scottish book trade charity Publishing Scotland.

Canongate Books won the Independent Publisher of the Year Award 2021 at the Nibbies.

Caroline Clarke of Canongate Books, was announced as joint winner (with the team at Nosy Crow) of Rights Professional of the Year 2021 at this year's Nibbies.

Jamie Norman of Canongate Books won the Book Marketing Society  Q1 Spotlight Award for Innovation. This was for the campaign for Maxwell's Demon by Steven Hall.

Jude Reid, a consultant surgeon based in Glasgow, is the winner of the Kelpies Prize for Writing 2020 and Leanne Goodall, a student from Argyll and Bute, is the Kelpies Prize for Illustration 2020 winner. The awards are organised by Floris Books.

Rosie Howie, Publisher at Hodder Gibson, has been appointed as Edinburgh Napier University's first ever Publisher in Residence.

Edinburgh University Press has announced the appointment of Nicola Ramsey as Interim CEO to succeed Timothy Wright, who retires at the end of June.

Almost a year later than anticipated due to Covid, Edinburgh-based publisher Floris Books has announced the shortlists for the delayed Kelpies Prizes for Writing and Illustration 2020. The prizes aim to recognise new Scottish writing and illustration for children. For the full shortlists, see the Kelpies website: Writing shortlist and Illustration shortlist.



Three members have books longlisted for the 2021 McIlvanney Prize:

The Seafood Shack: Food & Tales From Ullapool by Kirsty Scobie and Fenella Renwick (Kitchen Press) is a finalist for two awards at the Guild of Food Writers Awards, the most prestigious in food writing and broadcasting.

Two books published by Canongate Books are shortlisted for Indie Book Awards 2021: The Midnight Library by Matt Haig and My Name Is Why by Lemn Sissay.

The Changing Outer Hebrides: Galson and the Meaning of Place by Frank Rennie, published by Acair Books, is the winner of the  2020 Highland Book Prize.

National Galleries of Scotland (NGS) book Ray Harryhausen: Titan of Cinema by Vanessa Harryhausen has won the 'Book of the Year' Award in the Rondo Hatton Classic Horror Awards.

A Most Peculiar Toy Factory by Alex Bell (Barrington Stoke) is shortlisted in the Primary Fiction category and Sonny and Me by Ross Sayers (Gob Stopper/Cranachan Publishing) is shortlisted in the Secondary Fiction category of the Quiz Writers' Choice Awards 2021.

A Room Made Of Leaves by Kate Grenville (Canongate/Text Publishing) is one of the five books shortlisted for the Walter Scott Prize for Historical Fiction 2021.