Tuesday, 19 April 2011

Scott-land Long-listed for the BBC Samuel Johnson Prize for Non-Fiction!

Polygon is delighted to announce that Stuart Kelly's book Scott-land: The Man Who Invented a Nation has been long-listed for the £20 000 2011 BBC Samuel Johnson Prize for Non-Fiction. The impressive long-list of eighteen titles was announced this morning, with the final shortlist of six books being announced on 14th June.

Scott-land: The Man Who Invented a Nation

Variously praised as ‘A lovely piece of work – the best book on Scott, indeed, since Edwin Muir’s Scott and Scotland' (Andrew O’Hagan), 'Very engaging, highly intelligent’ (AN Wilson) and ‘Magnificent … A fascinating book, as entertaining as it is informative' (Alexander McCall Smith), Neville Moir Polygon’s Publishing Director commented:

“We’re absolutely thrilled at this well-deserved recognition for Stuart’s intelligent fusion of biography and cultural critique. Excellent news!”

The full long-list can be seen here, and everyone at Polygon sends their congratulations to Stuart and is crossing their fingers for 14th June!