Tuesday, 19 April 2011

Birlinn Authors in Running for £30,000 Book Prize

Birlinn Ltd is delighted to see not one, not two, not three but four of its authors on the longlists for the 2011 Scottish Mortgage Investment Trust Book of the Year.
Scott-land by
Stuart Kelly

Fresh from being longlisted for the 2011 BBC Samuel Johnson Prize for Non-Fiction, Stuart Kelly’s Scott-land: The Man Who Invented a Nation (Polygon) makes a well-deserved appearance on the SMIT longlist also in the Non-Fiction Category. Joint Winner of the 2010 Saltire

The History of Orkney Literature
by Simon Hall

Royal Mail Scottish First Book of the Year, The History of Orkney Literature by Simon Hall (John Donald) has been longlisted in the First Book Category.

And taking in the wider Birlinn family, author of Getting Higher Andrew Greig (Polygon) has been longlisted in the Non-Fiction category for At the Loch of the Green Corrie and Leila Aboulela – whose debut novel The Translator was published by Polygon – is longlisted in the Fiction category for her novel Lyrics Alley.

The four category winners will be announced on Thursday 16th May with the overall winner of the £30 000 prize being announced on Friday 26th August at the Edinburgh International Book Festival. Congratulations to all the longlisted authors, and fingers crossed for the 16th May from everyone at Birlinn, Polygon and John Donald!