About the Prize

The Highland Book Prize, established in 2017, celebrates the finest published work that recognises the rich 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 Writers’ Centre, this literary prize aims to bring recognition to books created in or about the Highlands. The winner of the Highland Book Prize 2018  will be announced at the Ullapool Book Festival  May 10 – 12, 2019 and receive prize money of £1000 and a writing retreat at Moniack Mhor.

The 2018 Highland Book Prize saw 56 books by 30 different publishers submitted and engaged a panel of 80 volunteer readers comprised of industry professionals and avid readers. 

The Longlist for the 2018 Highland Book Prize is: