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The NLS Saltire Research Book of the Year

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2008 SCOTTISH RESEARCH BOOK OF THE YEAR WAS AWARDED TO:


Literay Awards
Ian Duncan Scott's Shadow: The Novel in Romantic Edinburgh
Princeton University Press




The 2008 winner was announced at a ceremony held on
Friday 28th November at
The National Library of Scotland


Please click here for the 2008 Literary Awards press release.

2008 Shortlist (in alphabetical order

Ian Duncan Scott's Shadow: The Novel in Romantic Edinburgh Princeton University Press
Alexander Fenton Scottish Life and Society: A compendium of Scottish Ethnology: Volume 5: The Food of the Scots John Donald in association with The European Ethnological Research Centre and National Museums Scotland
Christopher Harvie A Floating Commonwealth: Politics, Culture, and Technology on Britain's Atlantic Coast, 1860-1930 Oxford University Press






Criteria for Selection
Overall, the awarded book will add to our knowledge and understanding of Scotland and the Scots.
The award may be given to any book by an author or authors of Scottish descent or living in Scotland, it may also be given for any book which deals with the work or life of a Scot - or with a Scottish question, event or situation.

The book will represent a significant body of research work which offers new insight or adds a new dimension to its subject.

The book will conform to recognised standards of presentation in its field.

Timings
The Adjudicators will consider works published between 1st September 2007 and 31st August 2008.

Adjudication Panel
(i) Conveners of the Society's awarding panels.
(ii) Invited specialists.

Requirements
One side of an A4 sheet giving details of the Author, Title, Publisher and ISBN, along with a description of the book and an explanation of why it is worthy of the award. This sheet must also contain the nominator's contact details.

In the cast of a nomination being put forward by a publisher, two copies of the book should accompany the above requirements.

The Result will be announced at the Society's Literary Awards which will be held at
the National Library of Scotland (Causewayside Building)
on Friday 28th November, 2008.

We do hope you will participate and we look forward to receiving your nomination(s).

Nominations should be sent up to and including 5th September 2008 to:
Kathleen Munro, Administrator, (Research Book Award) The Saltire Society, 9 Fountain Close, 22 High Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1TF
email: kathleen@saltiresociety.org.uk Tel. 0131 556 1836

The last date for nominations is 5th September 2008

 THE MEMBERS OF THE PANEL ARE:

Simon Winstanley
Ian Campbell
John Carmiachael
Ted Cowan
Tony Franks
Bruce Proudfoot

The Panel has the right to withhold the awards in any year when they consider that no book reaches the required standard.


2007 RESEARCH BOOK OF THE YEAR AWARD £1,500



THE WINNER OF THE 2007 SCOTTISH RESEARCH BOOK OF THE YEAR AWARD
- supported by The National Library of Scotland. was a joint Award given to:


ROBERT CRAWFORD Scotland's Books, The Penguin History of Scottish Literature, Penguin

and

DAVID ROBB Auld Campaigner, A Life of Alexander Scott, Dunedin Academic Press


ABOUT ROBERT CRAWFORD

Robert Crawford was born in Belshill, Lanarkshire,in 1959,
he was educated at Glasgow University and at Oxford.
Robert Crawford had taught at St Andrews University since 1989
and is the Professor of Modern Scottish Literature.

His published works include:-
· A Scottish Assembly (Chatto, 1990)
· The Tip of My Tongue (Cape, 2003)
· Selected Poems (Cape, 2005)
· Sharawaggi (Polygon, 1990)
· The Penguin Book of Poetry from Britain and
Ireland since 1945 (1998) (edited with Simon Armitage).
· The New Penguin Book of Scottish Verse (2000)
(Edited with Mick Imlah).

Robert Crawford was also a founding editor of the magazine Verse.


ABOUT DAVID ROBB

David Robb was Joint General Editor of the Scottish Writers series
and General Editor of the Scottish Classics series. He has been particularly
concerned with the work of the late Alexander Scott (1920-89) in recent
years and is the editor of the Collected Poems.
Daivd Robb is now a senior Lecturer in English at the University of Dundee.

His published works include:-
· The Collected Poems of Alexander Scott (ed) (Mercat Press, 1994).
· Muriel Spark's 'The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie', Scotnotes No.7
(Aberdeen: Association for Scottish Literary Studies, 1992), pp.57.
· George MacDonald (Edinburgh: Scottish Academic Press, 1987), pp.136.



2007 SHORT LIST

Crawford, Robert Scotland's Books, The Penguin History of Scottish Literature, Penguin

Cumming, Elizabeth Hand, Heart and Soul The Arts and Crafts Movement in Scotland, Birlinn

Hughes, Gillian James Hogg, A Life, Edinburgh University Press

McKirdy, Gordon Crofts Land of Mountain and Flood, Scottish Natural Heritage/Birlinn

Robb, David Auld Campaigner, A Life of Alexander Scott, Dunedin Academic Press

Royle, Trevor The Flowers of the Forest, Scotland and the First World War, Birlinn

Whatley, Christopher A. The Scots and the Union, Edinburgh University Press

 

Scottish Literary Award

Research Book:

 
Year Author Title Publisher
1998 Charles Jones (editor) The Edinburgh History of the Scots Language Edinburgh University Press
1999 Priscilla Bawcutt (editor) The Poems of William Dunbar Asociation for Scottish Literary Studies
  TGK Bryce & WM Humes Scottish Education (a special commendation) Edinburgh University Press
2000 Isobel Murray Jessie Kesson Writing her Life Canongate
  William Donaldson The Highland Pipe and Scottish Society, 1750-1950 Tuckwell
2001 Alastair J Mann The Scottish Book Trade 1500 - 1720 Tuckwell
2002 Christopher Whyte Sorley Maclean/ Poems to Eimhir The Association for Scottish Literary Studies
  Ray McKenzie Public Sculpture of Glasgow Liverpool University Press
2003 Emily B Lyle & Katherine Campbell The Greig-Duncan Folk Song Collection Mercat Press
  Rebecca Wills (Commendation) The Jacobites and Russia 1715-1750 Tuckwell
2004 Randall Stevenson The Last of England? Oxford University Press
  J Forbes Munro Maritime Enterprise and Empire Boydell Press
2005 RD Connor and ADC Simpson Ed A Morrison-Low Weights and Measures In Scotland National Museums of Scotland
2006 Michael Newton Dùthchas Nan Gàidheal Selected Essays of John MacInnes Birlinn
2007 Robert Crawford Scotland's Books, The Penguin History of Scottish Literature Penguin
2007 David Robb Auld Campaigner, A Life of Alexander Scott Dunedin Academic Press
2008 Ian Duncan Scott's Shadow: The Novel in Romantic Edinburgh Princeton University Press