2014 Resarch Book of the Year Launched

In partnership with the National Library of Scotland

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.

 Download the entry form and rules here.

Scottish Research Book of the Year  Criteria

  • Books being entered to the Research Book award should represent a significant body of research and offer newinsight or dimension to their subject.
  • Publishers must submit 6 copies of their nominated books.

 

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.