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.

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

Shortlist announced – February 2020

Winner announced on Saturday 9th May 2020 at the Ullapool Book Festival

Above dates may be subject to alteration.