Sandstone Press

Two titles longlisted for the Saboteur Awards

Sandstone Press is pleased to announce that two of our titles have been longlisted for the Saboteur Awards 2016. Cho Snog 's a Tha Thu by Alison Lang and The Harlequin by Nina Allan have both been included in the 'Best Novella' category.

Over 1700 people were nominated in this year’s Saboteur Awards, which is running for the fifth year. The criteria states: 'Awards are given for publications/events that impress us with their design or their enthusiasm or their content or their ethos or with how much we enjoy them or a combination of all of those things.'


Cho Snog 's a Tha Thu is a story based on dating apps and the mishaps that can occur with online anonymity. The novella has also been shortlisted for the Donald Meek Award. Alison Lang is the editor of our Gaelic imprint, Lasag.She has been shortlisted twice as Gaelic Journalist of the Year at the Scottish Press Awards. Alison has also been a TV critic for The Scotsman and a regular columnist in the bilingual quarterly, Cothrom.


The Harlequin was the winner of the 2015 Novella Award, and is set after World War I. Nina Allan has also won the British Science Fiction Award in 2014 with her novella, Spin. In the same year, her second novella The Gateway was shortlisted for the Shirley Jackson Award/Prize. Her debut novel, The Race, was shortlisted for the Kitschies Red Tentacle, the British Science Fiction Award and the John W Campbell Memorial Award in 2015.