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Saltire Society Literary Awards | 06-Dec-16

Kathleen Jamie's collection The Bonniest Companie has been named the 2016 Saltire Society Scottish Poetry Book of the Year, winning what judges described as an exceptionally strong category with a shortlist that included works by well-established, award-winning poets Don Paterson, John Glenday, Pàdraig MacAoidh / Peter Mackay, J.O. Morgan and Vicki Husband.

One of Scotland's most prestigious annual book awards, the Saltire Society Literary Awards celebrate and support literary and academic excellence across six distinct categories. The winner of each individual book award wins a £2,000 cash prize and goes forward to be considered for the Saltire Book of the Year award and an accompanying cash prize of £6,000.

For the full list of winners, visit the Saltire Society Scotland website


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