L to R: BIRD SUMMONS, Leila Aboulela; COIG DUILLEAGAN NA SEAMRAIG (Five Leaves Of The Shamrock) by Ruairidh MacIlleathain; DUCKS, NEWBURYPORT, Lucy Ellman; NINA X, Ewan Morrison; TIGER, Polly Clark; YOU WILL BE SAFE HERE, Damian Barr

The Saltire Literary Awards are Scotland’s national book awards, and I’m excited and honoured that TIGER has been shortlisted for the Fiction Book of the Year 2019. Here is the full shortlist:

TIGER by Polly Clark
DUCKS, NEWBURYPORT by Lucy Ellman
NINA X by Ewan Morrison
BIRD SUMMONS by Leila Aboulelah
COIG DUILLEAGAN NA SEAMRAIG (Five Leaves Of The Shamrock) by Ruairidh MacIlleathain
YOU WILL BE SAFE HERE by Damian Barr

There are categories across the literary genres, including non-fiction, poetry and First Book. Category winners and the overall Book of the Year will be announced at the biggest event ever held for the Awards — on the 30th November 2019 at the Museum of Scotland.

Filming at the Saltire Society offices, snippets to be shown at the Award ceremony.