New Writers Awards Showcase

Hear some of Scotland’s most exciting new writers perform their work, live, at Scottish Book Trust’s New Writers Awards celebration.

Finding and spotlighting some of the finest new writing talent emerging in the Scottish scene, the 2018 awards judges included Chitra Ramaswamy (Expecting: The Inner Life of Pregnancy), Peter Mackay (Gu Leòr / Galore) and Matthew Fitt (The Eejits).

The expert panellists relished the hard task of selecting awardees from hundreds of entries and this is your chance to hear the writers they selected read from their own work! Find out more about each by clicking their names below.

Book your tickets now to join the 2019 Awardees and host Douglas Maxwell at The Jam House (tickets available here) in Edinburgh on Thursday 24 January 2019.

Doors open: 7pm

Showcase: 7.30pm – 9.30 pm

Price: £2

Find out more about the New Writer Awardees who'll be reading at the 2019 Showcase

Samantha Clark profile

Beth Cochrane profile

Mary Fitzpatrick profile

Nadine Aisha Jassat profile

Samantha Clark

Narrative Non-Fiction

Beth Cochrane


Mary Fitzpatrick


Nadine Aisha Jassat


Eilidh McCabe Rhona Warwick Patterson Aileen Ballantyne Duncan Stewart Muir portrait

Eilidh McCabe


Rhona Warwick


Aileen Ballantyne


Duncan Stewart Muir


A.E. Daly portrait Fiona McKeracher portrait Sasha Thanisch profile Alistair Paul profile

A.E. Daly

Children's and Young Adult

Fiona McKeracher

Children's and Young Adult

Sasha Thanisch

Callan Gordon Award

Alistair Paul


Calum portrait

 Ryan O'Connor    


Ryan O'Connor

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