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.

Presented by the Highland Society of London and facilitated by Moniack Mhor Creative Writing Centre, this literary prize aims to bring recognition to books created in or about the Highlands.

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.

Key Dates

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.