The Saltire Society Literary Awards have a proud history of celebrating and bringing wider attention to excellence in all literary forms and is now Scotland's foremost literary awards. From poetry and plays to novels and non-fiction, the Saltire Literary Awards are a testament to the outstanding calibre of modern Scottish literature in all its varied forms. 

The Awards celebrate and support literary and academic excellence across six distinct categories with the winner of each of the individual book categories going forward to be considered for the Saltire Book of the Year Award.

Previous winners include Michel Faber, Alisdair Gray, Liz Lochhead and A.L. Kennedy.

The Awards are made possible with the kind support of Creative Scotland.

Submission for the 2019 Awards, books published between 01 September 2018 and 31 August 2019, will open in Spring 2019.

The 2018 Awards were announced on Friday 30 November 2018. More details HERE.



You can view some of the photos from our ceremony below.

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Saltire Literary Awards 2018


You can watch the full ceremony below





Scottish Fiction Book of the Year

Scottish Non Fiction Book of the Year

Scottish First Book of the Year

Scottish Poetry Book of the Year

Scottish History Book of the Year

Scottish Research Book of the Year

Scottish Book of the Year