About The Prize
The Highland Book Prize, established in 2017, celebrates the finest published work that recognises the rich talent, landscape and cultural diversity of the Highlands.
This annual prize is open to work in fiction, non-fiction and poetry.
The winner will be announced at the Ullapool Book Festival, May 2021, and will be awarded £1000 prize money and a week’s writing retreat at Moniack Mhor Creative Writing Centre.
The William Grant Foundation provides funding to encourage public engagement with the Highland Book Prize.
The 2020 Highland Book Prize longlist will be announced in November.
Proposed Key Dates
Wednesday 10th June 2020 Entries open
Wednesday 19th August 2020 Entries close at 5pm
Mid-November 2020 Longlist announced
Mid-February 2021 Shortlist announced
Weekend of 7th – 9th May 2021 Winner announced
Above dates may be subject to alteration.