Saltire literary awards shortlists 2011

These are the shortlists for the four Saltire Literary Awards in 2011:

Scottish Book of the Year

  • 'A summer of drowning' by John Burnside (publishers: Jonathan Cape)
  • 'A Life in pictures' by Alistair Gray (Canongate)
  • 'There but for the' by Ali Smith (Hamish Hamilton)
  • 'Reading Shakespeare sonnets' (Faber and Faber)
  • 'Fiere' by Jackie Kay (Picador)
  • 'The blue book' by A L Kennedy (Jonathan Cape)
  • 'An Cuilithionn 1939 — Somhairle MacGill-Eain' edited by Christopher Whyte (Association for Scottish Literary Studies)

Scottish First Book of the Year

  • 'Island of wings' by Karin Altenberg (Quercus)
  • 'This road is red' by Alison Irvine (Luath Press)
  • 'Let not the waves of the sea' by Simon Stephenson (John Murray)
  • 'The echo chamber' by Luke Williams (Hamish Hamilton).

Saltire Society and National Library of Scotland Scottish Research Book of the Year

  • 'Noble power in Scotland from the Reformation to the Revolution' by Keith M Brown (Edinburgh University Press)
  • 'The history of the Scottish Parliament' by Keith Brown and Alan MacDonald (Edinburgh University Press)
  • 'Scottish ethnicity and the making of New Zealand society, 1850-1930' by Tanya Bueltmann (Edinburgh University Press)
  • 'To the ends of the Earth' by T M Devine (Penguin)
  • 'George Mackay Brown: The wound and the gift' by Ron Ferguson, published by St Andrew Press)
  • 'Beyond the last dragon' by James McGonigal (Sandstone Press)
  • 'Domination and lordship: Scotland 1070-1230' by Richard Oram (Edinburgh University Press).

Scottish History Book of the Year

  • 'Scottish ethnicity and the making of New Zealand society, 1850-1930' by Tanya Bueltmann (Edinburgh University Press)
  • 'To the ends of the Earth' by T M Devine (Penguin)
  • 'Elite women and polite society in 18th century Scotland' by Katharine Glover, (Boydell & Brewer Ltd)
  • 'Andrew Melville and humanism in Renaissance Scotland 1545-1622' by Ernest R Holloway III (Brill)
  • 'Men of spirit and enterprise' by Suzanne Rigg (John Donald)
  • 'The inner life of empires' by Emma Rothschild (Princeton University Press)
  • 'Reading the Scottish Enlightenment: Books and their readers in provincial Scotland, 1750-1820' by Mark Towsey (Brill)
  • 'Enlightened evangelicalism' by Jonathan M Yeagher (Oxford University Press).

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