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WINNER OF BOOKBUG PICTURE BOOK PRIZE 2017 REVEALED

Author Nick Sharratt has been announced as the winner of the very first Bookbug Picture Book Prize for his picture book Shark in the Park on a Windy Day , published by Picture Corgi. Sharratt beat off stiff competition from the other two shortlisted authors, Ross Collins and Alison Murray, to win £...

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Scottish Book Trust Launches Search for Teen Writers And Illustrator

Scottish Book Trust has launched a search for Scottish teens who want to develop their talents in creative writing or illustration in any form, and help to build the teen literary scene in Scotland. The charity is seeking seven young people aged between 14-17 with enthusiasm for writing or...

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Book Week Scotland 2016: Chapter and Verse

The fifth chapter of Book Week Scotland has come to a close after a whirlwind week of nearly 500 events and outreach activities, with all 32 Scottish library services taking part and special appearances from a plethora of authors, including Lisa McInerney , Jenni Fagan , Jill Mansell , Simon...

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Scottish Book Trust Announces Recipient of Inspiring Scotland Bursary

Scottish Book Trust is today (Friday 25 th November) delighted to announce Annie George, a theatre writer and director, as the recipient of the 2016 Inspiring Scotland Bursary. The Inspiring Scotland Bursary is a collaboration between Scottish Book Trust and The Saltire Society to discover a new...

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Outlander Triumphs in Favourite Scottish Book-to-Screen Adaptation Vote

Outlander has been voted the winner of Scottish Book Trust’s best Scottish Book-to-Screen Adaptation vote, held as part Book Week Scotland 2016 . The poll attracted almost 5200 votes, with people voting for their favourite film or television adaptation of a book set in Scotland or written by a...

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INTRODUCING THE BOOKFELLAS

Hot on the heels of research from Scottish Book Trust that just under 1 in 4 men (22%) in Scotland never read a book for enjoyment*, and research from the Charities Aid Foundation** which found that half of men do nothing for charity, 20 Scottish ‘Bookfellas’ are attempting to reverse both trends...

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SCOTS’ FAVOURITE TYPE OF FICTION UNCOVERED AS CRIME

On the first day of Book Week Scotland 2016 (21 November), Scottish Book Trust has shone a spotlight on the reading habits of the nation, revealing that crime/thriller books are the single most popular type of fiction in Scotland. In a recent Ipsos MORI Scotland survey of 1,000 adults, just over 1...

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Every P1 Child To Get Three Free Books During Book Week Scotland

As part of Book Week Scotland 2016, the national celebration of reading taking place between 21 and 27 November, Scottish Book Trust will gift three free picture books to every Primary 1 child in Scotland. The books, all by Scottish authors or illustrators, will be gifted in the Bookbug Primary 1...

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PROGRAMME LAUNCH OF BOOK WEEK SCOTLAND 2016 (21–27 November)

The full programme for Scotland’s fifth national celebration of books and reading was announced today, Wednesday 5 October, at the City Art Centre in Edinburgh. Working with a wide range of partners, Scottish Book Trust will deliver a feast of activities and events across the country during the...

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Six Schools in Scotland to Receive Free Author Residency

Six schools in Scotland will receive free author residencies as part of Scottish Book Trust’s Live Literature School Residency Programme taking place in 2016-17. The schools will receive 10 residency sessions carried out by an author from the Scottish Book Trust’s author database; a catalogue that...

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