New Writer Awards 10 Year Celebration Events

This year marks the 10th anniversary of Scottish Book Trust’s New Writers Award programme. Over the last decade over a hundred authors have been supported with bursaries, writing retreats, mentoring, performance and PR training. Many of the awardees’ books are permanent fixtures in our bookshops, awards shortlists and libraries.This year, we'll be holding a series of celebratory events around the country, starting with our flagship event in Edinburgh this February.

Flagship Event: Edinburgh, Waterstones West End, Wed 13 Feb, 18:00 - 20:00

Join four of our awardees for readings and discussions of the trials, tribulations, joys and successes of a writing career. With novelists Lucy Ribchester (The Hourglass Factory), John Young (Farewell Tour of a Terminal Optimist) and poet Aileen Ballantyne (former Medical Correspondent for The Guardian and The Times), chaired by Olga Wojtas (Miss Blaine’s Prefect and the Golden Samovar) - tickets are free and we'd love to see you there!

More events coming soon