Saraband hat-trick on Saltire shortlists

Posted on October 21, 2016

Three Saraband books have made it on to the shortlists of this year’s prestigious Saltire Society Literary Awards – with Saraband also being shortlisted for the Publisher of the Year Award.

Chitra Ramaswamy’s Expecting – a memoir that takes the reader on a philosophical and artistic through pregnancy – has been shortlisted for the First Book of the Year Award.

Robin Noble’s Castles in the Mist – a seductive blend of memoir, history and natural history of the Scottish Highlands – has been shortlisted for the History Book of the Year Award.

Finally, Graeme Macrae Burnet’s His Bloody Project – a tale of savage murder in the wilds of 19th-century Scotland – has been shortlisted for the Fiction Book of the Year Award. His Bloody Project is also on the shortlist for this year’s Man Booker Prize.

Each of the winners of the Saltire Society Literary Awards receive a cash prize of £2,000. The winning book from each award will go on to compete for the coveted Saltire Scottish Book of the Year Award, which is accompanied by a £6,000 cash prize.

The winners of the awards will be formally announced at a special ceremony in Edinburgh on the 24 November, supported by Creative Scotland.