Literary and First Book Panel
David Robinson (Convener)
David Robinson is the Books Editor of The Scotsman. Born in Bradford, he has been a newspaper journalist all his working life.
Professor Ian Campbell
In 2009 he retired from the chair of Scottish and Victorian Literature at the University of Edinburgh. He is one of the senior editors of the Carlyle Letters project, and active in the fields of both Victorian and Scottish literature of the last 250 years.
Dr. Ann Matheson
Formerly Keeper of Printed Books in the National Library of Scotland. She is Secretary-General of the the Ligue des Bibliothèques Européennes de Recherche (LIBER) and Chairman of the Advisory Committee for Sabhal Mòr Ostaig Library, UHI, Isle of Skye. She is Editor of Statistical Accounts Online in the University of Edinburgh, and a member of the Board of the Scottish Poetry Library.
Theatre Critic and Columnist.
Hannah McGill is a freelance writer and critic, and former artistic director of the Edinburgh International Film Festival.
Scotland Books Editor at The Skinny since 2013, Alan is a member of Scottish PEN and was winner of the first Jan Fairley award for cultural journalism in 2015, in relation to an interview with Chinese author Jung Chang and a feature on the US storytelling phenomenon The Moth. He has also written extensively on film for The Skinny and Frieze magazine, and appeared on Radio Scotland to discuss literary adaptations. He is also one of twenty appointed Scottish Book Trust Bookfellas, tasked with promoting reading to Scottish men and raising funds for the Trusts literacy programmes
Hannah Giffin (Waterstones Representative).
Hannah Griffin has been working in Waterstones for over four years, specialising in Scottish books after graduating with a BA(Hons) in Literature from the University of the Highlands and Islands. She loves Jane Austen and writing in the third person.
Poetry Panel - Literary Panel plus invited specialists.
Director of the Scottish Poetry Library
Professor Rory Watson
Lecturer at University of Stirling of English Studies
History Book Panel
Professor Chris Whatley (Conviener)
Professor of Scottish History, Vice Principal & Head of College of Arts & Social Science, University of Dundee
Dr Catriona MacDonald
Reader in Late Modern Scottish history (History)
Dr Fiona Watson
Research consultant on the Centre for History's forestry project University of Highlands and Islands.
Professor Richard Oram
Deputy Head of Arts and Humanities, Professor of Environmental and Medieval History, University of Stirling
Dr David Caldwell
Formerly Keeper of Scotland & Europe in the National Museums of Scotland.
Research Book Panel
Convener to be confirmed.
Dr Cate Newton
Former Director of Collections and Research, National Library of Scotland.
Head of Collections and Interpretation, National Library of Scotland.