The winners of the awards each receive a cash prize of £2,000, and consideration for the Saltire Scottish Book of the Year.
Kenyan writer, Mara Menzies, has been awarded the 2022 Scotland National Book Awards for her fiction book, Blood and Gold: A Journey of Shadows (Birlinn).
A synopsis of the book notes that, “Jeda learns more about her African ancestry through tales of slavery, cruelty and colonisation, but she also disvovers pride and love and sacrifice, ultimately embracing her dual heritage and her unique place in the world.”
The Scotland National Book Awards, founded by the Saltire Society, recognises books by “living authors of Scottish descent or residing in Scotland.” It recognises all works of Fiction, Non-Fiction, Research, History, Poetry, and First Book, as well as categories in Best Publisher, Emerging Publishers, and in Cover Design.
The winners of the Scotland National Literary Awards each receive a cash prize of £2,000, and consideration for the Saltire Scottish Book of the Year.
Menzies in her appreciation post on the 2022 Scotland National Book Awards noted her happiness in having won the prize.