Works selected for book prize
More than a dozen works have been selected as finalists for the Highland Book Prize 2018.
The longlist includes a number of up-andcoming authors, together with those of more established writers, including Val McDiarmid.
The titles were chosen by a 80 volunteer readers who had to whittle down this year’s entries from 56 works to the “best” books with a Highland connection in 2018.
The Highland Book Prize is organised by Moniack Mhor Creative Writing Centre in partnership with the Ullapool Book Festival.
Centre director Rachel Humphries said: “I think we have a really strong longlist for the second year of the Highland Book Prize.
“It’s lovely to see more fiction books on the list this year, including two crime novels, a genre that was not represented last year.”