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Saltire Literary Awards 2018 - results announced


The results of the 2018 Saltire Literary Awards have been announced, with awards including history book of the year and research book of the year.

The annual Saltire Literary Awards are run by the Saltire Society Scotland, who support the arts and cultural heritage of Scotland and work to promote culture for individuals and community.

The Awards celebrate and support literary and academic excellence with the winner of each of the individual book categories going forward to be considered for the Saltire Book of the Year Award.

This year’s awards took place on 30 November 2018 and the results included:

Book of the Year and Non-fiction Book of the Year

Professor Dame Sue Black, All That Remains

Professor of Anatomy and Forensic Anthropology Dame Sue Black won the 2018 Saltire Book of the Year award for a non-fiction book that explores the many faces of death as experienced through her more than three decades’ career in forensic science.

Research winner

What the Victorians Made of Romanticism, Professor Tom Mole.

The award for Research Book of the Year went to Professor of English Literature and Book History at the University of Edinburgh Tom Mole for What the Victorians made of Romanticism, which considers how the popular media of the Victorian era sustained and transformed the reputations of Romantic writers.

History Winner

The Drowned and the Saved, Les Wilson

2018 History Book of the Year is Islay-based writer and documentary maker Les Wilson’s The Drowned and the Saved, an extensively researched account of the sinking of US troopships Tuscania and Otrantooff the coast of Islay in 1918, a tribute to those who died and an exploration of the huge impact of the disaster on survivors, rescuers and the local community.

The Drowned and the Saved is reviewed in the January/February issue of History Scotland.

For more on the Saltire Society, visit its website.

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