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22 September 2020

Members' News

Summer 2020



Sandstone Press has been shortlisted for The Paperback Bookshop Trade Publisher of the Year in the IPG's Independent Publishing Awards 2020.

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 PressJenny Brown, Scottish Book Trust and HarperCollins were in the running for awards:



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 Midnight Library by Matt Haig (Canongate Books) will be one of the titles in BBC2 bookclub Between the Covers which launches on Friday 9 October 2020. 

The Baillie Gifford Prize 2020 longlist includes two titles from HarperCollins imprints: One Two Three Four: The Beatles in Time  by Craig Brown (4th Estate) and Our Bodies, Their Battlefield: What War Does to Women by Christina Lamb (William Collins). 

Whirligig by Andrew James Greig (Fledgling Press) is shortlisted for the McIlvanney Prize 2020.

The Art of Dying by Ambrose Parry (Canongate) is shortlisted for the McIlvanney Prize 2020.

The Shadow King by Maaza Mengiste (Canongate Books) is longlisted for the Booker Prize 2020.

Like Flies from Afar by K Ferrari, translated by Adrian Nathan West (Canongate Books) is shortlisted for the CWA Crime Fiction  in Translation Dagger 2020.

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 awards.

Lark by Anthony McGowan (Barrington Stoke) is the winner of The CILIP Carnegie Medal 2020Edinburgh-based Barrington Stoke is the first Scottish publisher to receive the CILIP Carnegie Medal in its 84-year history.

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 (Saraband).

Armistice Runner by Tom Palmer (Barrington Stoke) won the Middle School Award at the Ysgol Bae Baglan Book Awards 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 (Best Novella).

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 September 2020.