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.

2016 Literary Award Nominations
 Are Now Closed

Nominations for the 2016 Literary Awards are now closed! Good luck to all those who have entered. Find out more about what we have planned for our 2016 awards here.


The Saltire Society Scottish Publisher of the Year Award 

supported by Creative Scotland

As well as celebrating Scottish literature through the Literary Awards, the Saltire Society also celebrates publishing in Scotland through the Scottish Publisher of the Year Award. Find out more about this award and the innovative and pioneering Scottish publishers it seeks to recognise and promote here.