2014 Saltire Literary Awards to expand with new sponsors

The Saltire Society has today announced an expanded line-up of award categories and a series of new sponsors as it launches the 2014 Saltire Literary Awards. Widely regarded as Scotland’s most prestigious book awards, the Saltire Literary Awards represent a long-standing commitment from the Saltire Society to celebrate and support literary achievement and are run entirely on the basis of the voluntary commitment of a panel of expert judges.

The 2014 Awards shortlist will be announced at the Wigtown Book Festival in October. The winners will be announced at a special ceremony in November.

Creative Scotland will sponsor main Award category The Saltire Scottish Book of the Year. As well as securing the coveted title itself, the winning author will receive a total cash prize of £10,000. Previous winners have included such great modern Scottish writers as A.L. Kennedy, James Kelman and John Burnside.