Scotland's National Book Awards postponed to 2021 after funding bid fails

Scotland's National Book Awards postponed to 2021 after funding bid fails

Scotland's National Book Awards will not go ahead this year after a funding application to Creative Scotland was unsuccessful, its organisers have confirmed.

The Saltire Society said the awards, originally scheduled to take place this month, have now been postponed until 2021. Books published since the end of the last eligibility deadline in September 2019 will be allowed to enter for the next awards.

This year's application to national arts organisation Creative Scotland, which previously provided £40,000 to the awards, was turned down. A hunt has now been launched to find more financial...

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