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
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!