Calman, Flood and Sisterson to judge McIlvanney prize

Calman, Flood and Sisterson to judge McIlvanney prize

Susan Calman, Alison Flood and Craig Sisterson have been revealed as the judges for this year's McIlvanney Prize for Scottish Crime Book of the Year.

Comedian and crime fiction fan Calman, who is just back from her stint on the BBC's "Strictly Come Dancing", will be returning to the judging panel this year, alongside journalist Alison Flood and panel chair, Craig Sisterson, a journalist and book reviewer.

Eligible books must have been first published in the UK between 1st August 2017 and 31st July 2018 and either written by someone who is born or domiciled in Scotland or set in Scotland. Books previously published in other countries will not be eligible. Novels, collections of short stories and non-fiction crime titles are also eligible for submission.

Entries should be submitted by pdf to prize director Bob McDevitt at bob@bloodyscotland.com with "McIlvanney Prize Entry 2018" plus the book title in the header, by 5pm on Friday 27th April 2018.

The longlist is expected to comprise up to 12 books which will be announced after the organisers meeting in June 2018.

Last year's prize was won by Denise Mina for The Long Drop (Harvill Secker).