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The Search is on for the Favourite Scottish Book

As part of Book Week Scotland 2013 (25 Nov to 1 Dec), Scottish Book Trust is launching a search for the favourite Scottish Book of the last 50 years . Members of the public can visit www.bookweekscotland.com to choose from a shortlist of 50 titles compiled by author and literary critic Stuart Kelly...

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Scottish Book Trust Nurtures Young Writing Talent: Young Writers Awards 2014

Zara Munro (15) from Dalbeattie, Jamie Rodney (16) from Glasgow and Varshini Vijayakumar (17) from Edinburgh have been named as the recipients of Scottish Book Trust’s Young Writers Awards 2014. Over 100 young people aged between 14 and 17 applied for the awards, with the recipients receiving a...

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Book your Place at Scotland’s Reading Celebration

Book Week Scotland 2013 Programme Announced The full programme for Scotland’s second national celebration of books and reading was announced today, Thursday 3 October. Building on the success of last year’s inaugural Book Week Scotland, Scottish Book Trust will deliver a week-long nationwide focus...

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Jenni Fagan Announced as Scottish Book Trust’s 2013 Ardtornish Retreat Recipient

Scottish Book Trust is delighted to announce that its 2013 Ardtornish Writers Retreat has been awarded to acclaimed Scottish debut author and poet Jenni Fagan. The Ardtornish Retreat comprises a month-long stay at the inspirational Ardtornish Estate on the west coast of Scotland, and will take...

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Scottish Book Trust Searches for New Writing Talent

Scottish Book Trust has announced that applications for the New Writers Awards 2014 are now open, providing a unique opportunity for unpublished writers who live in Scotland to pursue their dreams of becoming published authors. The New Writers Awards are managed by Scottish Book Trust in...

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2013 Scottish Children's Book Awards - Shortlist Announced

Eclectic shortlist announced: from a mess-loving monster to an accidental time traveller and an angel with a terrible sense of direction. All P1 children to receive a free copy of each of the shortlisted books in the Bookbug category during Book Week Scotland. The Scottish Children’s Book Awards...

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Treasures launch photo by Rob McDougall

Book Week Scotland – the sequel

Scotland will host a second national celebration of reading in 2013, Culture Secretary Fiona Hyslop announced today

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Best Scottish Children's Books of 2012 Revealed as Winners of Scottish Children’s Book Awards 2012 Announced

John Fardell, Jonathan Meres and Barry Hutchison have been named as the winners of the 2012 SCOTTISH CHILDREN’S BOOK AWARDS, Scotland’s largest Children’s Book Prize which is voted for exclusively by children. The winners of the three age categories (who receive £3,000 each) were announced today...

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Scottish Book Trust Chooses 11 Winners of New Writers Awards 2012/13

Scottish Book Trust has unveiled the recipients of the New Writers Awards for 2013. There were more than 320 applicants and the winners are Graeme Burnett, Robert Currie, Brian Hamill, Sylvia Hehin, Lynsey May, Marion McCready, Lucy Ribchester, Catherine Simpson, Kathrine Sowerby, Samuel Tongue,...

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Book Sculpture Hunt has a happy ending

Morag Jones finds something to treasure on St. Andrew’s Day

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