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 of the Highland Book Prize 2019  will be announced at the Ullapool Book Festival  May 8 – 10, 2020 and receive prize money of £1000 and a writing retreat at Moniack Mhor.

The William Grant Foundation provides funding to encourage public engagement with the Highland Book Prize.

The Highland Book Prize 2019 is now closed to entries.

The Longlist will be announced in November 2019.

The winner of the Highland Book Prize 2018 is
Now We Shall be Entirely Free by Andrew Miller (Sceptre)

Details of the Longlist for the 2018 Prize can be found HERE.

The Shortlist can be found HERE.