An outstanding shortlist for Scotland’s most prestigious literary awards

The Saltire Society Literary Awards are committed to celebrating and
supporting Scottish literary achievement.

Spanning all areas of culture and heritage, The Saltire Society works to preserve the best in Scottish tradition while encouraging new ideas and developments, helping great things to be imagined and created in Scotland. Their Literary Awards highlight the fantastic talent in Scotland, raising the profile of writers and introducing audiences to great new works.

In celebration of the Saltire Society Literary Awards, we are delighted to be running extracts from each of the outstanding works included on the shortlist. We also have commentary from the judging panel, which we hope will help to inform your reading.

Saltire winners

The Winners Announced

First Book of the Year small

First Book of the Year Shortlist


Poetry Award

Poetry Book of the Year Shortlist


Non Fiction Award










Non-Fiction Book of the Year Shortlist











Fiction Book of the Year Shortlist









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