Scottish Arts Council Book Awards 2002-2009

2002

Book of the Year
Hotel World by Ali Smith
Children's Book Award
Oranges and Murder by Alison Price
Shortlisted Titles
The Machine Doctor by Peter Burnett
In the Blue House by Meaghan Delahunt
Room on the Broom by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler
Pure Dead Magic by Debi Gliori

2003

Book of the Year
White Mughals by William Dalrymple
Children's Book of the Year
Little Rabbit Lost by Harry Horse
Shortlisted Titles
Clara by Janice Galloway
Why Don't You Stop Talking by Jackie Kay
Pure Dead Wicked by Debi Gliori
Warehouse by Keith Gray

2004

Book of the Year
Joseph Knight by James Robertson
Children's Book of the Year
The Garbage King by Elizabeth Laird
Shortlisted Titles
Buddha Da by Anne Donovan
Landscapes and Legacies by Tom Pow
King of the Midden by Matthew Fitt and James Robertson
Fleshmarket by Nicola Morgan

2005

Book of the Year
The Tree House by Kathleen Jamie
Children's Book of the Year
Sleepwalking by Nicola Morgan
Shortlisted Titles
You Have to be Careful in the Land of the Free by James Kelman
The Places in Between by Rory Stewart
Skarrs by Catherine Forde
Space Pirates by Scoular Anderson

2006

Book of the Year
The People's Act of Love by James Meek
Shortlisted Titles
Findings by Kathleen Jamie
The Accidental by Ali Smith

2007

Fiction
The Boy and the Sea by Kirsty Gunn - Scottish Book of the Year
Non-fiction
A Lie About My Father by John Burnside
Poetry
Swithering by Robin Robertson
First Book
George Mackay Brown, A Life by Maggie Fergusson

2008

Fiction
Girl Meets Boy by Ali Smith
Non-fiction
The Wild Places by Robert MacFarlane
Poetry
A Book of Lives by Edwin Morgan - Scottish Book of the Year
First Book
Morocco Rococo by Jane McKee

2009

Fiction
Kieron Smith, Boy by James Kelman - Scottish Book of the Year
Non-fiction
This Is Not About Me by Janice Galloway
Poetry
Dear Alice by Tom Pow
First Book
Moonshine in the Morning by Andrea McNicoll

About the Scottish Arts Council Book Awards

There were a number of changes of format for the SAC awards in the 2000s. For the first few years prizes were given for a Book of the Year and a Children's Book, and shortlisted books also received prizes of around £2,000.

In 2006 there was no Children's Award, and in 2007 the format changed again with prizes for Fiction, Non Fiction, Poetry and First Books, from which an overall Book of the Year was chosen.

In 2010, the awards became known as the Creative Scotland Book Awards.

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