Book awards are everywhere and seem to have been around forever. They reward individual works, or lifetime achievements; they can be based on form, content or genre; writers are eligible based on gender, nationality or ethnicity. But what do we really know about the ins and outs of these myriad celebrations of authors, publishers and their works?
We dived headfirst into the world of book awards with a great panel – Robert Davidson – Sandstone Press; Heather Collins – Scottish Book Trust; Gráinne Clear – Little Island Books – to understand quite their place and power in the industry. Continue reading “#SYP101: Do Book Awards Make A Difference?”