Scottish Mortgage Investment Trust Finalists 2012
The four category winners of the 2012 Scottish Mortgage Investment Trust Book Awards have been announced. Each category winner receives a £5,000 prize and goes forward to the overall Book of the Year award. There is a public vote to help choose the overall winner.
The four winning books are:
- Fiction There but for the by Ali Smith
- Non-Fiction All Made Up by Janice Galloway
- Poetry Aibisidh/ABC by Angus Peter Campbell
- First Book Let Not the Waves of the Sea by Simon Stephenson
- Add to BasketAibisidh/ABC
- Paperback - Polygon
The poems of this bilingual collection examine the decay and fragmentation of Gaelic language and identity in the modern age, exploring the ways in which language and identity intersect with the historical and natural landscapes of Scotland.
- Add to BasketAll Made Up
- Hardback - Granta
In the second volume of her memoirs, the prize-winning author Janice Galloway reveals how the child introduced in 'This Is Not About Me' evolved during her teenage years.
- Paperback - John Murray
This is Simon Stephenson's account of his journey following the loss of his brother in the Indian Ocean tsunami. If it is a story of grief, it is also a story of hope and of the unexpected places where healing can be found.
- Add to BasketThere but for the
- Hardback - Hamish Hamilton
Imagine you have a dinner party and a friend of a friend brings a stranger to your house as his guest. He seems pleasant enough. Imagine that this stranger goes upstairs halfway through the dinner party and locks himself in one of your bedrooms and won't come out. Imagine you can't move him for days, weeks, months. If ever.