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By John Preece On Wednesday, January 17th, 2018

Scottish Book Trust New Writers Awards 2018

Scottish Book Trust, the national charity transforming lives through reading and writing, has supported over 90 creative individuals through the New Writers Awards since 2009. Today, Scottish Book Trust announces More...

By Nigel Duncan On Wednesday, March 1st, 2017

Teacher Claire wins prize for top teen book

Claire McFall has been named the winner of the first Scottish Teenage Book Prize for her third novel, Black Cairn Point. She beat off competition from Keith Gray’s The Last Soldier and Silver Skin by Joan Lennon More...

By Rosemary Kaye On Tuesday, January 17th, 2017

Nick Sharratt wins the 2017 Bookbug Picture Book Prize

‘In quiet times and sleepy times a child can dwell in thoughts of his own, and in songs and stories of his own.’ Although children’s author Margaret Wise Brown wrote these words over fifty years More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Wednesday, October 5th, 2016

Book Week Scotland 2016 offers a full programme of free events

Book Week Scotland may not be taking place till the end of next month but this morning the full programme for the fifth national celebration of books and reading was announced. (But not until everyone had been More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Wednesday, January 27th, 2016
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Scottish Book Trust New Writers Award 2016

And the good news is that over half of them are based in Edinburgh! Six Edinburgh-based writers have come one step closer to having their work published, after being named today as the recipients of a Scottish More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Monday, December 14th, 2015

Two Edinburgh teenagers selected for national writing project

Mikaela Carmichael who is 16, and Anni Cameron aged 17 have been chosen along with eight others to work on the national What’s Your Story project. This will mean that the two poets will draft up the programme More...

By Rosemary Kaye On Tuesday, November 17th, 2015

Book Week Scotland: Bookbug’s Primary One Family Bag

‘Fill your house with stacks of books, in all the crannies and all the nooks’ (Dr Seuss) Many of us don’t need much encouragement to follow the good doctor’s orders, but not every child More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Wednesday, September 2nd, 2015

Edinburgh authors to the fore in the Scottish Children’s Book Awards

Great news from the Scottish Book Trust! Edinburgh-based authors have dominated the shortlist for the 2016 Scottish Children’s Book Awards, with four out of the nine shortlisted authors hailing from the city. (Lovely More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Thursday, April 9th, 2015

Robert Louis Stevenson Fellowship 2015 – two Edinburgh winners

Edinburgh-based writer Lynsey May (32) and poet and playwright Michael Pedersen (30) have been named by Scottish Book Trust as two of four recipients of a 2015 Robert Louis Stevenson Fellowship, involving a month-long More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Wednesday, January 14th, 2015

Scottish Book Trust invite you to listen to the New Writers

The BAFTA nominations are out and the Golden Globes already won. Now it is the turn of the writers to take their place at the podium but not to make acceptance speeches, but to perform their own work – LIVE!  The More...

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