Award Winning Scottish Books
The Saltire Society exists to promote understanding and excellence in many fields, from history, music, architecture and engineering in Scotland. Literature is at the forefront of this programme, and each year an awards ceremony celebrates the best Scottish books.
The Kelpies Prize is an award for new Scottish children's writing. Publishers Floris Books are looking for contemporary Scottish fiction for children aged 8 to 12 years old and have launched several writing careers.
The Royal Mail Scottish Children's Book Awards / The Scottish Children's Book Awards
Originally part of the Scottish Arts Council Book Awards, Scottish Book Trust took over the administration of the children's awards, which are now split into three age categories. In 2011 the awards were renamed The Scottish Children's Book Awards.
The Scottish Arts Council Book Awards / Creative Scotland Book Awards
The Scottish Arts Council Book Awards have been running since 1978, but during that time the format of the awards has changed. We have split our coverage into four parts:
- Book Awards/New Writing Awards 1972 to 1978
- Book of the Year Awards 1980 to 2001
- Book of the Year Awards 2002 to 2009
- Creative Scotland Book of the Year Awards 2010 -
The Dundee Book Prize is awarded every second year, and celebrates new literary talent. The winning author is awarded £10,000, and their book is published by a leading Scottish publisher.
Voted for by third year students at every Angus Council high school, the Angus Book Awards celebrated writing for teenagers from all UK writers. Only one Scottish author has won the award so far.
The Callum Macdonald Memorial Award celebrates the publication of poetry in pamphlet form. The poetry or poets must have a Scottish connection.
One of the world's most prestigious book prizes is The Booker Prize. The only Scottish publisher to have won the prize is Canongate, for Life of Pi, and the only Scottish author was James Kelman for How Late It Was, How Late. But many Scottish books have been shortlisted for the prize over the years.