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INAUGURAL SCOTTISH TEENAGE BOOK PRIZE WINNER REVEALED

INAUGURAL SCOTTISH TEENAGE BOOK PRIZE WINNER REVEALED #ScotTeenBookPrize Borders-based author Claire McFall has been named the winner of the very first Scottish Teenage Book Prize . Claire’s third novel, Black Cairn Point, garnered votes from young people (aged 12 – 16) across the country to beat...

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Scottish Book Trust Announces 2017/18 Bookbug Bag Books

Scottish Book Trust Announces 2017/18 Bookbug Bag Books Free images to use below Scottish Book Trust is pleased to announce the books chosen for the 2017/18 Bookbug Bags that are distributed free to every baby, toddler and 3-year-old in Scotland. Every year Bookbug gifts over one million books to...

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Scottish Book Trust Announces Next Chapter Award Recipient

8 th February 2017 For immediate release Scottish Book Trust Announces Next Chapter Award Recipient An aspiring author from Old Kilpatrick, West Dunbartonshire has been announced as the recipient of Scottish Book Trust’s Next Chapter Award 2017 , which is intended to support a talented yet...

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Scottish Book Trust Announces Recipients of New Writers Awards 2017

ALL INFORMATION ABOUT THE NEW WRITER AWARDEES CAN BE FOUND HERE . Two librarians, a social care worker, a prop maker and a retired English teacher are among the 10 recipients of this year’s Scottish Book Trust New Writers Awards . The New Writers Awards are managed by Scottish Book Trust in...

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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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