Saraband secures Creative Scotland funding

Posted on April 1, 2019

Saraband has been awarded funding from Creative Scotland in support of our aim to publish a series of Scottish books of outstanding cultural value and literary merit. The funding will aid us in our endeavours to publish books by Scottish authors, or set in Scotland, across a range of genres and by diverse authors.

National Lottery funding has been awarded to 46 recipients through Creative Scotland’s Open Project Fund in February, including individual artists, musicians, writers, theatre makers, festivals and organisations working across the arts, screen and creative industries.

Publisher Sara Hunt said: “Our creative idea is to develop and publish to high editorial, design and production standards a programme of strong Scottish books that will contribute tangibly to Scottish artistic culture in lasting ways.

“We are passionate about reflecting Scotland’s distinctive voices, its diverse authors and places – and our ambition is to reach wider audiences locally, as well as nationally and internationally, with original and noteworthy author events and an imaginative use of other marketing channels such as social media.”

Some of the books supported by the funding include those Scottish titles in our busy programme of spring releases: Runaway; Down to the Sea; Overlander; The Amber Seeker; The Nature of Spring.

The award will also help publish a wide range of books later this year and in 2020, including:

A Superior Spectre – dystopian literary noir set in the Scottish Highlands.

A Proper Person to be Detained – a true crime story that also delves into British social history and is a highly engaging family memoir.

Incandescent – an exploration of light in the modern age, and an investigation into the ban on incandescent bulbs.

Miss Blaine’s Prefect and the Vampire Menace – the sequel to Olga Wojtas’ Miss Blaine’s Prefect and the Golden Samovar, longlisted for the Comedy Women in Print Prize.