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Sandstone Press signs new novel by Costa shortlisted author Stephen May

Sandstone Press signs new novel by Costa shortlisted author Stephen May

Sandstone Press has acquired the world rights to Costa Novel Award shortlisted author Stephen May’s latest novel, Sell Us The Rope. May 1907 and a young Stalin is in London...

Sandstone Press in the news

Sandstone Press in the news

We’ve been disappointed to see misleading information about Sandstone Press and Women Hold Up Half the Sky in the press and online today.As reported by the Sunday Mail this morning...

Sandstone Press launches RSPB charity partnership for  The Peatlands of Britain and Ireland

Sandstone Press launches RSPB charity partnership for The Peatlands of Britain and Ireland

Sandstone Press has announced a partnership with the RSPB as they prepare to publish The Peatlands of Britain and Ireland: A Traveller’s Guide by Clifton Bain, Director of the IUCN...

Puffins: Life on the Atlantic Edge

Puffins: Life on the Atlantic Edge

Sandstone Press acquires photographic book by Bird Photographer of the Year (Portfolio), Kevin Morgans. Sandstone Press is delighted to have acquired World rights to Puffins: Life on the Atlantic Edge...

A tribute to Isla Dewar

A tribute to Isla Dewar

Literary Britain, and especially Scotland, will be devastated to learn of the death of Isla Dewar at the relatively young age of seventy-one. These feelings are shared at Sandstone Press...

The Master of Chaos: Short Story Competition (of sorts)

The Master of Chaos: Short Story Competition (of sorts)

To celebrate the launch of Pauline Melville’s new short story collection, The Master of Chaos, we’re holding a short story writing competition (of sorts) on Twitter. Read on for full...

2022 Fiction Subscription

2022 Fiction Subscription

Couldn't wait to find out what's included in our 2022 fiction subscription? Already placed a few pre-orders? Here are the first three novels:January: Sell Us the RopeMay 1907. Young Stalin...

2022 Non Fiction Subscription

2022 Non Fiction Subscription

Couldn't wait to find out what's included in our 2022 non fiction subscription? Already placed a few pre-orders? Here are the first two books: January: The Year the World Went...

Lipstick and Leather: On the road with the world’s most notorious rock stars

Lipstick and Leather: On the road with the world’s most notorious rock stars

Sandstone Press is delighted to have acquired world rights to Lipstick and Leather: On the road with the world’s most notorious rock stars by music industry pioneer Kim Hawes. Publication...

The McIlvanney Prize for the Scottish Crime Book of the Year 2021

The McIlvanney Prize for the Scottish Crime Book of the Year 2021

We are delighted to see William McIntyre's latest Robbie Munro Thriller, Bad Debt, on the longlist for the Bloody Scotland McIlvanney Prize for the Scottish Crime Book of the Year!Forever...

CWA Daggers: The March Fallen

CWA Daggers: The March Fallen

We're delighted to see The March Fallen, Volker Kutscher's latest Gereon Rath Mystery, on the Crime Fiction in Translation Dagger list! You can find more on all the books on...

Women Hold Up Half the Sky

Women Hold Up Half the Sky

We’ve been disappointed to see misleading information on our upcoming book, Women Hold Up Half the Sky, in the press and online today without comment from us at Sandstone. Here’s...

Women Hold Up Half the Sky:

Women Hold Up Half the Sky:

Selected Speeches of Nicola SturgeonEdited by Robert Davidson COMING MAY 2021The first ever selected speeches of Scotland’s First Minister will be published in hardback this May, just days after the...

Giveaway terms and conditions

Giveaway terms and conditions

1. This is a prize draw for one of five Advance Reader Copies of The Actuality by Paul Braddon open only to subscribers to the Sandstone Press newsletter. To enter...

Gift cards!

Gift cards!

We have some exciting news! Between avoiding books they've already read, and buying for tastes different to your own, choosing books for loved ones can be tricky. Quite a few...

We're on Bookshop.org!

We're on Bookshop.org!

If you spend time chatting about books on Twitter, you've probably already heard the exciting news - bookshop.org has officially launched in the UK. Bookshop.org has been created to support...

Along the Amber Route and The Wolves of Leninsky Prospekt shortlisted for BOOKMARK Festival’s Book of the Year Award.

Along the Amber Route and The Wolves of Leninsky Prospekt shortlisted for BOOKMARK Festival’s Book of the Year Award.

The BOOKMARK Book Festival has announced the 2020 shortlist for their Book of the Year Award. The inaugural shortlist features six titles across non-fiction, crime, historical fiction, literary fiction and...

Sandstone Press launches charity partnership for Stolen Lives

Sandstone Press launches charity partnership for Stolen Lives

Sandstone Press has announced a partnership with anti-slavery charity Unseen as they prepare to publish Stolen Lives: Human Trafficking and Slavery in Britain Today by Louise Hulland. £2 for every...

Photographer Andy Howard discusses the new ban on the mass culling of Mountain Hares

Photographer Andy Howard discusses the new ban on the mass culling of Mountain Hares

On Wednesday 17th June, in a landmark decision, the Scottish Parliament voted to end the mass culling of one of our most endearing and iconic animals, the mountain hare. This...

Sandstone Short Fiction Competition – the Longlist!

Sandstone Short Fiction Competition – the Longlist!

Our short fiction competition attracted a wonderful range of varied and creative entries – thanks very much to everyone who took part. Today we are delighted to reveal the longlist...

Sandstone Short Fiction Competition – the winners!

Sandstone Short Fiction Competition – the winners!

Sandstone Short Fiction Competition 2020: Final Results and Judge’s report Drum roll, please! We are delighted to announce the winners and runners-up in this year’s Sandstone Short Fiction Competition. 1st...

We won! Sandstone Press is Small Press of the Year: Scotland

We won! Sandstone Press is Small Press of the Year: Scotland

Sandstone Press has been announced as Scotland’s Small Press winner in the British Book Awards. This Award celebrates and recognises the work of small presses across the UK. Sandstone is...

Sandstone update

Sandstone update

In light of the current public health situation, all but one of the Sandstone team is now remote working, so there will usually be a presence in the office. Other...

Stolen Lives: Sandstone acquires hard-hitting book on slavery and human trafficking in Britain today

Stolen Lives: Sandstone acquires hard-hitting book on slavery and human trafficking in Britain today

Sandstone Press has acquired World rights to Stolen Lives by Louise Hulland from Diana Beaumont at Marjacq Scripts, which will be published in September 2020. In this hard-hitting book, Louise...

Exciting TV News! BBC Four acquires Wisting

Exciting TV News! BBC Four acquires Wisting

Sandstone Press is delighted to learn that BBC Four has acquired the Norwegian crime series Wisting, which will air in the UK later this year. The series is based on...

The Actuality: Sandstone acquires 'powerful, atmospheric' speculative thriller

The Actuality: Sandstone acquires 'powerful, atmospheric' speculative thriller

Sandstone Press has acquired rights for the UK & Commonwealth excluding Canada to Paul Braddon’s debut novel, The Actuality, from Joanna Swainson at Hardman & Swainson. The Actuality is a...

Gears for Queers: Sandstone Press acquires cycling memoir by queer couple Abigail and Lilith

Gears for Queers: Sandstone Press acquires cycling memoir by queer couple Abigail and Lilith

Sandstone Press has acquired World English and translation rights to Gears for Queers by Abigail Melton and Lilith Cooper. The book is scheduled for publication in June 2020 to coincide...

The Easternmost House by Juliet Blaxland: Shortlisted for the Wainwright Prize

The Easternmost House by Juliet Blaxland: Shortlisted for the Wainwright Prize

Congratulations to Juliet Blaxland! The Easternmost House has been shortlisted for the Wainwright Golden Beer Book Prize 2019. The Sandstone Press team is delighted for Juliet. Publisher Robert Davidson says...

Celestial Bodies by Jokha Aharthi: Winner of The Man Booker International 2019

Celestial Bodies by Jokha Aharthi: Winner of The Man Booker International 2019

Celestial Bodies, written by Jokha Alharthi and translated by Marilyn Booth, published by Sandstone Press, has won the 2019 Man Booker International Prize. The judges called the book ‘A richly...

Sweet Fruit, Sour Land by Rebecca Ley: Shortlisted for the Betty Trask Prize

Sweet Fruit, Sour Land by Rebecca Ley: Shortlisted for the Betty Trask Prize

Rebecca Ley has been shortlisted for the Betty Trask Prize 2019 for her dystopian debut novel, Sweet Fruit, Sour Land. The Betty Trask Prize and Awards are presented for a...

Along the Amber Route: Sandstone Press acquires 'outstanding' book by bestselling author C.J.  Schüler

Along the Amber Route: Sandstone Press acquires 'outstanding' book by bestselling author C.J. Schüler

Sandstone Press has acquired World English and translation rights to Along the Amber Route by C.J. Schüler from Tom Cull at Cull & Co. Ltd literary agency. Rich in anecdote...

Rebecca Ley wins The Guardian's Not the Booker Prize 2018

Rebecca Ley wins The Guardian's Not the Booker Prize 2018

Rebecca Ley has been named the winner of the Guardian Not the Booker Prize 2018 for her dystopian debut novel, Sweet Fruit, Sour Land. The public vote went to Raising...

Amazon Associates

Amazon Associates

Sandstone Press is a participant in the Amazon EU Associates Programme, an affiliate advertising programme designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking...

THIRD SERIES OF BABYLON BERLIN CONFIRMED

THIRD SERIES OF BABYLON BERLIN CONFIRMED

The masterpiece that is the first two series (streamed together) of Babylon Berlin surpassed everything that had gone before on German television. Now on the eve of Babylon Berlin’s (German)...

Jenny Todd appointed Non-Executive Director at Sandstone Press

Jenny Todd appointed Non-Executive Director at Sandstone Press

Sandstone Press is delighted to announce that Jenny Todd will be joining the company as a Non-Executive Director from 1st May 2018. Todd was formerly at Canongate, where she was...

Sandstone Press signs beautiful  speculative fiction by debut novelist

Sandstone Press signs beautiful speculative fiction by debut novelist

Sandstone Press has acquired World rights to Rebecca Ley’s debut novel, Sweet Fruit, Sour Land, from Philippa Sitters at David Goodwin Associates. When a wealthy client visits Mathilde’s dressmaking shop...

How a Highland publisher has hit the big time with 'Babylon Berlin'

How a Highland publisher has hit the big time with 'Babylon Berlin'

Babylon Berlin has been getting lots of attention over the past few weeks. We've been blown away by the TV series, and have been delighted to see the books flying...

Sandstone signs a memoir in death-defying acts

Sandstone signs a memoir in death-defying acts

Sandstone Press signs ‘beautiful and ferocious’ American sideshow memoir Sandstone Press has acquired rights to Tessa Fontaine’s memoir for UK, Ireland, and Commonwealth excluding Canada from Claire Roberts of Trident...

Book Week Scotland

Book Week Scotland

Book Week Scotland is coming to an end. While it feels like the end of a week of celebrating reading and Scottish writers has come too soon, we will (of...

Major new Norwegian drama series: Jørn Lier Horst’s Wisting

Major new Norwegian drama series: Jørn Lier Horst’s Wisting

Jørn Lier Horst’s wildly popular and award-winning books about homicide detective William Wisting will now become a TV series – with Sven Nordin in the leading role. Sven Nordin is...

A Gift for Pope Francis: The Moderator of the Kirk takes Columba’s Iona to Rome

A Gift for Pope Francis: The Moderator of the Kirk takes Columba’s Iona to Rome

We are now able to announce that a special edition of Columba’s Iona, Rosalind K Marshall’s history of the island, has been produced at the request of the Church of...

The Tyranny of Lost Things  by Rhiannon Lucy Cosslett: Sandstone Press signs debut novel  by co-author of The Vagenda

The Tyranny of Lost Things by Rhiannon Lucy Cosslett: Sandstone Press signs debut novel by co-author of The Vagenda

Sandstone Press has acquired Guardian columnist Rhiannon Lucy Cosslett’s debut novel from Diana Beaumont of Marjacq Scripts. The Tyranny of Lost Things is a tale which will resonate with the...

The Great Outdoors Awards shortlists

The Great Outdoors Awards shortlists

The shortlists have been announced for this year’s The Great Outdoors Awards, and we’re delighted that two of our authors have been nominated for awards. Chris Townsend has been shortlisted...

Fallow and The Passion of Harry Bingo Shortlisted for Saltire Society Literary Awards

Fallow and The Passion of Harry Bingo Shortlisted for Saltire Society Literary Awards

On Thursday evening we attended the shortlist announcement for the Saltire Society Literary Awards. It was a lovely evening, and we're delighted to share that two of our authors, Peter...

Celestial Bodies by Jokha Alharthi: Sandstone Press signs winner of Best Omani Novel

Celestial Bodies by Jokha Alharthi: Sandstone Press signs winner of Best Omani Novel

Sandstone Press has signed an evocative literary Middle Eastern novel, translated from Arabic, after its great success in Oman. The publisher acquired English-language rights from the Wylie Agency. Elegantly structured...

Animal Lovers: Sandstone Press acquires Rob Palk's debut novel

Animal Lovers: Sandstone Press acquires Rob Palk's debut novel

Sandstone Press has acquired a comic literary novel about divorce,mortality and badgers by Rob Palk. Animal Lovers follows Stuart as his wife becomes passionately involved in protesting the badger-cull, falls...

Sandstone Press Managing Director Robert Davidson has acquired There’s Always the Hills by Cameron McNeish

Sandstone Press Managing Director Robert Davidson has acquired There’s Always the Hills by Cameron McNeish

Sandstone Press has acquired Cameron McNeish’s memoir, in which he candidly recalls the ups and downs of a full life, much of it in the public eye, much of it...

Sandstone Press appoint Ceris Jones to  Marketing and Publicity Officer

Sandstone Press appoint Ceris Jones to Marketing and Publicity Officer

Sandstone Press has appointed Ceris Jones to replace Keara Donnachie as Marketing and Publicity Officer, based at the company’s head office in Dingwall. Ceris has a business management and marketing...

The Solitary Woman of Shakespeare by James Terry longlisted for the HWA Debut Crown 2017

The Solitary Woman of Shakespeare by James Terry longlisted for the HWA Debut Crown 2017

The longlist for this year’s HWA Debut Crown has been released, featuring twelve titles. We are delighted that the list includes The Solitary Woman of Shakespeare by James Terry, published...

The Restless Wave: Sandstone acquires Helen Bellany memoir

The Restless Wave: Sandstone acquires Helen Bellany memoir

Sandstone Press has just acquired world rights from Jenny Brown Associates of a personal memoir by Helen Bellany of her life with the artist John Bellany. Candid and revealing, the...

Stephanie Wolfe Murray

Stephanie Wolfe Murray

All of us at Sandstone Press are saddened to learn of the death of Stephanie Wolfe Murray, co-founder of Canongate Books. At a time when publishing in Scotland was considered...

Daniel Shand wins the Betty Trask Award 2017

Daniel Shand wins the Betty Trask Award 2017

Daniel Shand has been named the winner of this year's £10,000 Betty Trask Prize for his darkly comic novel Fallow (Sandstone Press) at the Society of Authors’ annual awards. Meanwhile...

Jorn Lier Horst longlisted for the CWA Daggers

Jorn Lier Horst longlisted for the CWA Daggers

Jorn Lier Horst and his translator, Anne Bruce, have been longlisted for the CWA International Dagger for When It Grows Dark. This award is for crime novels (defined by the...

Fallow shortlisted for the Betty Trask Award

Fallow shortlisted for the Betty Trask Award

The Society of Authors has announced the 2017 shortlist for the Betty Trask Prize and Awards. This year’s shortlist of six debut literary novels by authors under the age of...

Sandstone Press appoint Taran Baker to Publishing Assistant, Sales

Sandstone Press appoint Taran Baker to Publishing Assistant, Sales

Sandstone Press has appointed Taran Baker to the newly created post of Publishing Assistant, Sales, based in the company’s head office in Dingwall. Taran will liaise with David Segrue Ltd...

Radhika Swarup longlisted for the Authors' Club Best First Novel Award

Radhika Swarup longlisted for the Authors' Club Best First Novel Award

The Authors’ Club has announced the longlist for the annual Best First Novel Award. The longlisted books are as follows: ALYS CONRAN, Pigeon (Parthian Books) GUINEVERE GLASFURD, The Words In...

Sandlands longlisted for The Edge Hill Short Story Prize

Sandlands longlisted for The Edge Hill Short Story Prize

Organisers of Edge Hill University’s 11th annual Short Story Prize are delighted to announce the longlist for 2017. The list includes well established authors such as Mark Haddon (The Curious...

The Saltire Society's 'Outstanding Women of Scotland' 2017

The Saltire Society's 'Outstanding Women of Scotland' 2017

Ten women have been inducted into the Saltire Society's "Outstanding Women of Scotland" hall of fame. Arctic explorer Myrtle Simpson, forensic scientist Dame Sue Black and singer Horse McDonald were...

Sandstone Press donates its archives to the University of the Highlands and Islands

Sandstone Press donates its archives to the University of the Highlands and Islands

Dingwall-based publisher, Sandstone Press, is donating its archives to the University of the Highlands and Islands. The move will make the resource available to students and staff around the university...

New era of big-budget drama in Berlin

New era of big-budget drama in Berlin

‘I don’t want to be impolite to our actors but the lead is Berlin,’ says Stefan Arndt. The burly German producer stamps the ground on the vast Neue Berliner Strasse...

Rosy Thornton's Sandlands longlisted for the New Angle Prize 2017

Rosy Thornton's Sandlands longlisted for the New Angle Prize 2017

The judges’ longlist is announced for the 2017 New Angle Prize, for literature associated with or influenced by the region of East Anglia. The simple and open format of the...

BABYLON BERLIN: X Filme, ARD, Sky and Beta present exclusive clips

BABYLON BERLIN: X Filme, ARD, Sky and Beta present exclusive clips

Sky to broadcast from 13th October 2017/ Event Programming on Das Erste in late 2018 Berlin 8th February 2017. At a press conference today in Clärchens Ballhaus, Berlin, X Filme...

Tributes paid to military dog who saved countless lives sniffing out Taliban bombs

Tributes paid to military dog who saved countless lives sniffing out Taliban bombs

A military dog who saved countless lives and won a medal for sniffing out Taliban booby-trap bombs has died. Spaniel Memphis was 11 when he died after his second bout...

Robert Davidson addresses the University of the Highlands and Islands

Robert Davidson addresses the University of the Highlands and Islands

WHAT QUALITIES DO WE LOOK FOR WHEN WE EMPLOY GRADUATES? A talk given by Sandstone Press Founder and Managing Director, Robert Davidson, to UHI Careers, University of the Highlands and...

Hillwalking luminary Hamish Brown will receive mountain culture award

Hillwalking luminary Hamish Brown will receive mountain culture award

A major figure in Scottish hillwalking will receive recognition of his life’s work at a mountain festival next month. Hamish Brown has been named as the 10th recipient of the...

New images for Babylon Berlin TV series!

New images for Babylon Berlin TV series!

The Babylon Berlin TV series has revealed some new behind-the-scenes shots, and we're excited to see the characters come to life!

Best Books of 2016

Best Books of 2016

As 2016 draws to a close, many have started to post their favourite books of the year. We're pleased to see some Sandstone Press titles have been highlighted on these...

The Novella Award 2016 winner revealed

The Novella Award 2016 winner revealed

Writer Joma West was announced as the winner of this year’s Novella Award at a ceremony at Manchester Metropolitan University’s Axis Arts Centre this weekend. Joma’s novella Wild was described...

Sandstone Press to publish fresh take on Jane Austen for anniversary year

Sandstone Press to publish fresh take on Jane Austen for anniversary year

Marian Veevers’ Jane and Dorothy compares literary lives

Liel Leibovitz pays tribute to Leonard Cohen

Liel Leibovitz pays tribute to Leonard Cohen

‘Like us all, I was deeply distraught to hear that Leonard Cohen has left us for prior engagements in more elevated realms. I’m so very fortunate to have known him...

​Sandstone appoints Keira Farrell as Assistant Publisher in push for growth

​Sandstone appoints Keira Farrell as Assistant Publisher in push for growth

Sandstone Press has appointed Keira Farrell as Assistant Publisher. A Napier publishing graduate, Keira joins from Palimpsest in Falkirk and will take up her post from 1 May 2016. Sandstone...

Eve Makis shortlisted for the East Midlands Book Award

Eve Makis shortlisted for the East Midlands Book Award

Sandstone Press is thrilled to announce that The Spice Box Letters has been shortlisted for the EMBA The East Midlands Book Award (EMBA) is a prestigious literary prize awarded annually...

Ajay Close longlisted for the Walter Scott Prize

Ajay Close longlisted for the Walter Scott Prize

We're very pleased to announce that A Petrol Scented Spring has been longlisted for the Walter Scott Prize for Historical Fiction. The longlist announcement coincides with the appointment of two...

X-Filme, ARD, Sky Deutschland and Beta Film develop joint TV series, Babylon Berlin

X-Filme, ARD, Sky Deutschland and Beta Film develop joint TV series, Babylon Berlin

Pioneering Production: ‘Babylon Berlin’ with Tom Tykwer A pioneering premiere in the German film and media landscape: X-Filme, ARD, Sky and Beta Film are collaborating for the first time on...

​Sandstone author Volker Kutscher nets record-budget TV series: Babylon Berlin

​Sandstone author Volker Kutscher nets record-budget TV series: Babylon Berlin

ARD and Sky announce two seasons directed by Run, Lola Run Director Tom Tykwer

​Dingwall-based Sandstone Press features again on prestigious awards shortlist

​Dingwall-based Sandstone Press features again on prestigious awards shortlist

The Saltire Society Publisher of the Year Shortlist 2015 Two past winners and three Edinburgh-based publishing houses feature in this year’s shortlist for the Saltire Society Publisher of the Year...

Miss Emily shortlisted for The Eason Book Club Novel of the Year

Miss Emily shortlisted for The Eason Book Club Novel of the Year

Sandstone Press is proud is announce that Miss Emily by Nuala O'Connor has been shortlisted for the The Eason Book Club Novel of the Year, as part of the Irish...

The Adventure Game by Keith Partridge wins special mention from the prestigious Banff Mountain Book Competition

The Adventure Game by Keith Partridge wins special mention from the prestigious Banff Mountain Book Competition

Sandstone Press author Keith Partridge has won a special mention in the prestigious BANFF Mountain Book Competition. The Banff Mountain Film and Book Festival in Alberta, Canada, celebrates mountain literature...

Nina Allan wins the 2015 Novella Award

Nina Allan wins the 2015 Novella Award

‘At last, an answer to the question that has vexed readers, prize judges and literary agents since the dawn of literature... what defines a novella?’ Katy Guest, The Independent Nina...

Angus Dunn

Angus Dunn

Sandstone Press is deeply sorry to announce the death of Angus Dunn early on Thursday 27th August 2015 after suffering from motor neurone disease for several months. Angus was a...

David McCallum Publishes Debut Crime Novel with Sandstone Press

David McCallum Publishes Debut Crime Novel with Sandstone Press

Award-winning Scottish Independent Sandstone Press will publish Once a Crooked Man, the new novel from actor David McCallum.

The Novella Award Shortlist 2015

The Novella Award Shortlist 2015

Variety Rules at the 2nd Annual Novella Award Ranging from tales of wartime woe to contemporary self-discovery, The Novella Award uncovers unpublished gems from the UK and beyond The shortlist...

Eve Makis awarded the Aurora Mardiganian Gold Medal

Eve Makis awarded the Aurora Mardiganian Gold Medal

Sandstone Press is proud to announce that Eve Makis has been awarded the ‘Aurora Mardiganian Gold Medal’ for The Spice Box Letters. The medal has been awarded to Eve in...

Xpo North

Xpo North

We had a busy day yesterday at Xpo North! Our bookstall, run by Waterstones Inverness at The Mercure Hotel, was packed full of great titles, and many people stopped to...

Lasag Gaelic Series

Lasag Gaelic Series

The Sandstone Lasag* Series is comprised of short novels of around 18,000 words aimed at Young Adults who are advanced learners of Scottish Gaelic. The page-turning stories are designed to...

Eve Makis longlisted for the Jerwood Fiction Uncovered Prize

Eve Makis longlisted for the Jerwood Fiction Uncovered Prize

We are delighted to announce that Eve Makis' Spice Box Letters featured today in The Jerwood Fiction Uncovered Prize longlist. Now in its 5th year, the Jerwood Fiction Uncovered Prize...

Peter Ross shortlisted for the Orwell Prize

Peter Ross shortlisted for the Orwell Prize

We are delighted to announce that Peter Ross, author of Daunderlust: Dispatches from unreported Scotland, has been shortlisted for The Orwell Prize in journalism. The Orwell Prize is Britain's most...

The Blind Man of Hoy

The Blind Man of Hoy

Red Szell's stirring account of his first blind ascent of Britain's northernmost and most challenging sea stack as The Blind Man of Hoy, will be launched at Daunt's Bookshop, High...

The Hunting Dogs Makes Petrona Award Shortlist

The Hunting Dogs Makes Petrona Award Shortlist

Jorn Lier Horst's The Hunting Dogs, has been shortlisted for The Petrona Award for best Scandinavian crime novel of the year. The judges praised Horst's third work to be translated...

Next Clockwork Orange sought for The Novella Award

Next Clockwork Orange sought for The Novella Award

An international novella writing competition, aiming to find a short novel to rival Hemingway's The Old Man of the Sea or Burgess's A Clockwork Orange, is this year being hosted...

Freedom of Expression

Freedom of Expression

It is not possible to remain silent in the face of today's atrocity in Paris. Freedom of expression, which means freedom to criticise and to satirise, is as much a...

Sandstone Win Publisher of the Year

Sandstone Win Publisher of the Year

We are delighted to have received the Saltire Society Publisher of the Year Award at the Society’s annual awards event on Tuesday November 11, this year held at Dynamic Earth...

Shortlisting Honour

Shortlisting Honour

We find ourselves in extremely good company and are delighted to announce we have been included in a short list of six publishers for the Saltire Society Publisher of the...

Winner of the MMU Novella Award Announced

Winner of the MMU Novella Award Announced

Thirty-four-year-old English teacher James Edgecombe has been announced as the winner of the inaugural MMU Novella Award. James’ novella The Art of Kozu was described by judge Jenn Ashworth as...

Steve Chilton wins the Bill Rollinson Prize for Landscape and Tradition at the Lakeland Book Awards

Steve Chilton wins the Bill Rollinson Prize for Landscape and Tradition at the Lakeland Book Awards

The Lakeland Book of the Year Awards for 2014 took place at an awards luncheon, held within a marquee at the Inn on the Lake, on Tuesday July 15th. The...

Inverness Book Festival

Inverness Book Festival

The web site for this year’s Inverness Book Festival 2014 is now live and events can be booked. There is a great line up this year with our subjects ranging...

'The Art of Kozu' Wins the Inaugrul MMU Novella Award

'The Art of Kozu' Wins the Inaugrul MMU Novella Award

Following on from the successes of the Manchester Fiction Prize, Manchester Metropolitan University’s has established the MMU Novella Award. The Award is open to any unpublished novella between 20,000 and...