Shortlist out for Saltire Awards
JAMES Kelman, Bernard MacLaverty and Denise Mina feature alongside emerging talents Ever Dundas and Kate Hunter in 2017 Saltire Literary Awards shortlists.
The Saltire Literary Awards are organised by the Saltire Society, an independent charity founded in 1936 which aims “to celebrate the Scottish imagination”.
The Fiction Book of the Year shortlist features acclaimed authors, including the latest novels from previous Saltire Literary Award winners James Kelman, Bernard MacLaverty and John Burnside. Also featured is Denise Mina, below, the first woman to win the McIllvanney prize for her shortlisted novel, The Long Drop.
The First Book of the Year shortlist features Goblin by Ever Dundas, Sandra Ireland’s Beneath the Skin alongside the candid life-memoir of an Italian Scot, Anne Pia.
The Saltire Literary Awards expanded in 2013 to see publishers celebrated for their work. This year Canongate and Birlinn are shortlisted alongside newcomers 404Ink who have had success with first publication Nasty Women.