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CS Open Project Awards for Literature: Sept 2018

£919,218 of National Lottery Funding has been awarded to 44 recipients through Creative Scotland’s Open Project Fund.

Awards of between £1,000 and £100,000 were made in September 2018, supporting individual artists, musicians, writers, theatre makers, festivals and organisations working across the arts, screen and creative industries.

Congratulations to the following who received funding in September 2018 for Literature:

Funding will enable Glasgow-based author Oliver Langmead to undertake a writer’s residency at the European Astronaut Centre in Cologne.

Floris Books’ 2019 publication programme will include the Kelpies imprint of Scottish books for children from ages 1 to 16.

For funding information across the cultural sectors, read the announcement on Creative Scotland’s website.

October 31, 2018

Saltire Society Literary Awards 2016

LAS warmly congratulates all the winners of the Saltire Society Literary Awards announced last night (Thursday 24 November 2016) in a ceremony at Central Hall, Edinburgh.

Now recognised as Scotland’s foremost literary awards, the #SaltireLiterary Awards celebrate and support literary and academic excellence across six distinct categories with the winner of each of the individual book categories going forward to be considered for the Saltire Book of the Year Award.

The Book Award winners are:

Credit: saltiresociety.org.uk

Credit: saltiresociety.org.uk

The Publishing Award winners are:

2016 Saltire Society Publisher of the Year:
Floris Books

2016 Emerging Publisher of the Year Award:
Leah McDowell, Design and Production Manager at Floris Books

Congratulations to the shortlisted nominees too, listed here.

November 25, 2016