Saltire Literary Awards 2017 Shortlists Announced! @Saltire_Society #Edinburgh #Scottish #Scotland #LiteraryAwards

I’m thrilled to share this with you as my great friend and writing buddy, Sandra Ireland, has been shortlisted in the First Book category. What a fabulous achievement!

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2017 Saltire Literary Awards shortlist unveiled at special event in Edinburgh

Multi-award winning writers and household names James Kelman, Bernard MacLavertyand Denise Mina feature alongside emerging talents Ever Dundas and Kate Hunterin 2017 Saltire Literary Awards shortlists, unveiled today (12th October).

The shortlists for the seven awards that make up the 2017 Saltire Literary Awards were officially announced at an event hosted at the Edinburgh West End branch of Waterstones and featured readings from last year’s winner of the Scottish Book of the Year Award, Kathleen Jamie.

Widely regarded as Scotland’s most prestigious book awards, the Saltire Literary Awards are organised by the Saltire Society, a non-political independent charity founded in 1936 which aims to celebrate the Scottish imagination.

Established writer John Burnside, one of only two poets to have won both the T. S. Eliot Prize and the Forward Poetry Prize for the same book, features in both the Poetry and Fiction Book Awards…

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