Award Shortlisters – Angus Peter Campbell, Women of Moray, Voicing Scotland, The East Highland Way

A number of Luath books have recently been shortlisted for a variety of Literary awards so far in 2012! Congratulations to all of our authors who have been shortlisted for these prestigious prizes, and we have everything crossed that they can win them!

Angus Peter Campbell

Angus Peter Campbell, author of Archie and the North Wind has just been nominated for the 2012 Creative Scotland Award for Literature.

Born in South Uist and currently based on the Isle of Skye, Campbell is an award-winning poet, novelist, journalist, broadcaster and actor. In 2001 he was awarded the Bardic Crown for Gaelic poetry. In 2002 he was given a Creative Scotland Award for Literature and in 2008 was nominated for a BAFTA Best-Actor Award for the lead role in the Gaelic film, Seachd. His latest collection of poetry, Aibisidh, recently won the poetry award the 2012 Scottish Mortgage Investment Trust’s Book of the Year.

Angus has been shortlisted alongside well known Scottish authors Alan Bissett, Janice Galloway and Ewan Morrison.

All finalists are being invited to attend the prestigious awards ceremony at The Kelvingrove Art Gallery on Thursday 13th December 2012. The event promises to be unlike any other awards. As well as recognising our finalists and award winners, the evening will showcase many of the other nominations, with a breadth of entertainment which promises an evening to remember.


Women of Moray

Women of Moray by Susan Bennett (ed.), Mary Byatt (ed.), Jenny Main (ed.), Anne Oliver (ed.) Janet Trythall (ed.) has been shortlisted for the 2012 Scottish History Book of the Year at the Saltire Literary Awards.

Women of Moray explores the stories of around 70 women associated with the Moray area, providing a unique glimpse into history, looking beyond the male-dominated surface to a wealth of important and extraordinary female achievement. A treasure-trove of stories about women whose contribution to history has hitherto been hidden.

Winners of the Scottish Book of the Year Awards will be announced at a ceremony in the National Library of Scotland on St Andrews Day.


Voicing Scotland

Voicing Scotland by Gary West has been shortlisted for the 2012 Trad Music in the Media (sponsored by The Saltire Society) Award at the MG ALBA Scots Trad Music Awards.

Voicing Scotland is up against:

Eberhard ‘Paddy’ Bort – Life and legacy of Hamish Henderson and the Scottish Folk Revival
Julie Fowlis (for Brave)
Na Caimbeulaich documentary – (Bees Nees / BBC Alba)

All winners will be announced at a glittering ceremony hosted by Mary Ann Kennedy and Tony Kearney on Saturday 8th December at Nevis Centre, Fort William


The East Highland Way (and Kevin Langan)

The East Highland Way, as well as the author of the book, Kevin Langan, were both shortlisted for awards at this year’s The Great Outdoors (TGO) Magazine Awards.

The book was nominated in the “Outdoor Book of the Year” category, and Kevin was shortlisted for “Outdoor Personality of the Year".

Fierce competition was present in both categories, and unfortunately the book lost out to The Backpacker’s Handbook by Chris Townsend, and Kevin lost out to Bear Grylls! Still, a great achievement to have been nominated for not one, but two fantastic awards! Full coverage will appear in the January issue which will be available in store from 9th December.

2012, AwardsThomas RossComment