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 in May 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.

We are delighted to reveal the books on the Long List for the Highland Book Prize 2019. Please click the following link to reveal the list:

Key Dates

Winner announced on Saturday 9th May.

Unfortunately, in response to COVID19 and the World Health Organisation’s guidelines, our event at the 2020 Ullapool Book Festival has been cancelledPlease follow us on social media for updates regarding the 2019 Highland Book Prize.

Details of the 2020 Highland Book Prize will follow in May 2020.

Above dates may be subject to alteration.