News Archive: June 2018

Benjamin Myers wins the 2018 Walter Scott Prize

17th June, 2018

Author Benjamin Myers has won the ninth Walter Scott Prize for Historical Fiction with The Gallows Pole, a novelisation of the true story of the Cragg Vale Coiners.  Bluemoose Books, a small Yorkshire-based independent publisher, triumphed over some of the UK’s biggest publishing houses and saw its author Benjamin Myers receive his £25,000 award from sponsor the… Read More »

Family, famine and living with history at the WSP panel event

16th June, 2018

The Friday panel of Walter Scott Prize shortlisted authors is one of the most anticipated events at the annual Baillie Gifford Borders Book Festival, and the 2018 panel saw another packed marquee for Jane Harris, Paul Lynch, Rachel Malik and Benjamin Myers. Led by insightful questions from host and Prize judge Kate Figes, the wide-ranging discussion explored the… Read More »