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Saturday, March 20, 2010

Scottish Mortgage Investment Trust Book Awards (2010)

Information accessed from Scottish Arts Council 3/20/10
Book Awards 2010 Shortlist

Since their establishment in 1972, the Scottish Arts Council Book Awards have recognised and rewarded literary excellence in literary fiction, poetry, and literary non-fiction by Scottish authors resident in, or out with, Scotland. In 2009 the book awards were re-branded the Scottish Mortgage Investment Trust Book Awards, to represent a long term sponsorship commitment. The Book of the Year award is worth £30,000, and is the biggest literary prize of its kind in Scotland.

First Book

John Aberdein, Strip the Willow (Polygon)
Alan Bissett, Death of a Ladies’ Man (Hachette Scotland)
A L Kennedy, What Becomes (Jonathan Cape)
Liam McIlvanney, All the Colours of the Town (Faber)

Robert Crawford, The Bard: Robert Burns, a biography (Pimlico)
William Dalrymple, Nine Lives: In Search of the Modern India (Bloomsbury)
Donald Worster, A Passion for Nature: The Life of John Muir (Oxford university Press)

John Burnside, The Hunt in the Forest (Jonathan Cape)
Thomas A Clark, The Hundred Thousand Places (Carcanet Press)Don Paterson, Rain (Faber)
Tom Leonard. Outside the Narrative (Word Power/Etruscan Books)
Richard Price, Rays (Carcanet Press)

First Book
Nick Currie (Momus), Solution 11-167: The Book of Scotlands (Sternberg Press)
Sarah Gabriel, Eating Pomegranates (Jonathan Cape)
JO Morgan, Natural Mechanical (CB Editions)
Andrew Philip, The Ambulance Box (Salt Publishing)

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