Bloody Scotland – McIlvanney Prize Shortlist Revealed

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Press Release from Bloody Scotland – 31st August

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We are so excited to announce the five finalists from our longlist of thirteen for the McIlvanney Prize for Scottish Crime Book of the Year 2021. The shortlisted five are:

The Silent Daughter by Emma Christie
The Coffin Maker’s Garden by Stuart MacBride
Edge of the Grave by Robbie Morrison
The April Dead by Alan Parks
Hyde by Craig Russell

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Read more about the books and our judges’ comments here.

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The winners of both the McIlvanney Prize and the Scottish Crime Debut of the Year will be revealed at the Albert Halls in Stirling at 5.15pm on Friday 17 September and broadcast live on-line. This year, the prize ceremony will be free but ticketed to watch or attend! Get your free ticket for in-person attendance or online viewing.

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The Glencairn Glass, the World’s Favourite Whisky Glass and the Official Glass for Whisky is again sponsoring both The McIlvanney Prize and The Bloody Scotland Debut Crime Novel of the Year. Culture & Business Fund Scotland have generously given matched funding.

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Can’t make it to Stirling? As part of our hybrid nature, we’re offering a digital pass – which will give you access to all events (excl. Masterclass) live across the weekend and on-demand until the 30th September.
Check out our previous article here on 5D to see the full program and how to obtain tickets for the events.

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