We are delighted to launch the
2015 Saltire Literary Awards

    

There are now six categories included within the annual Saltire Society Literary Awards including First Book of the Year, History Book of the Year, Research Book of the Year and Poetry Book of the Year. What's more, 2015 sees the expansion of our Literary Book of the Year Award which will be separated into two categories for Fiction and Non-Fiction books. The winner of each category will receive £2,000 and become the shortlist for the Saltire Society Book of the Year Award, with a prize of £6,000.

 More Information and download the entry form HERE.

Nominations for the six book categories must reach the
Saltire Society by Friday, 1st May

 

2014

the Saltire Scottish Research Book of the Year Award
supported by the National Library of Scotland

The Scottish Town in the Age of Enlightenment 1740-1820 [Edinburgh University Press]
Bob Harris & Charles McKean

 

 

 

 

 

2013 Scottish Research Book of the Year Award
winner:

Sunlit Summit

The Sunlit Summit - The Life of W H Murray
by Robin Lloyd-Jones
Sandstone Press

 

2013 Research Book of the Year Award Shortlist

This year's Shortlist has been announced ahead of the Saltire Literary Awards ceremony on 14th November at the Mitchell Library.

A Dictionary of Scottish Phrase and Fable

A Dictionary of Scottish Phrase and Fable
by Ian Crofton
Birlinn

 

Visions of Britain

Visions of Britain, 1730-1830
by Sebastian Mitchell
Palgrave McMillan

 

Nancy

Nancy Brysson Morrison: A Literary Life
by Mary Seenan 
Kennedy and Boyd

 

Sunlit Summit

The Sunlit Summit - The Life of W H Murray
by Robin Lloyd-Jones
Sandstone Press

 

 

 

 

We have made a few changes to the submission process that will help us. These are:

  • You may only submit a book for one category, but the panel will consider the winners in each category for book of the year.
  • There will be two deadlines which gives the panel more reading time. This is outlined in the submission form.

Scottish Research Book of the Year Award was established in 1998. The Award is made jointly with The National Library of Scotland. Overall, the awarded book will add to the knowledge and understanding of Scotland and the Scots.

The Award may be given to any book by an author or authors of Scottish descent or living in Scotland. It may also be given for any book which deals with the work or life of a Scot – or with a Scottish question, event or situation. Books being entered should represent a significant body of research and offer new insight or dimension to the subject.

Nominations are requested from research institutions, educational bodies, editors of specialised periodicals and journals and publishers.