The Saltire Society announced the winners of the 2019 Literary Awards at a ceremony at the National Museum of Scotland on Saturday 30th November, St Andrews Night. I was pleased to be a judge for the Poetry Award this year.
The Saltire Society Scottish Poetry Book of the Year winner was Janette Ayachi for her collection “Hand Over Mouth Music”.
There was also a Special Mention for Christopher Whyte’s collection in Gaelic, with English and Scots translation, “Ceum Air Cheum” (“Step by Step”).
The full list of winners, in all categories, can be found on the Saltire Society website: https://www.saltiresociety.org.uk/news/2019/11/29/scotlands-national-book-award-winners-announced