leah_pictureLeah McDowell has won the Saltire Emerging Publisher of the Year Award!

The award is organised by the Saltire Society, which supports the arts and cultural heritage of Scotland. The Awards are heralded as Scotland’s foremost literary awards.

Leah is a graduate of MSc Publishing and joined Floris Books immediately after graduating, where she is now Design and Production Manager. Floris Books won the Saltire Publisher of the Year Award!

Leah saw off competition from 4 other nominees for this new award, which aims to … recognise and encourage the work of an individual in the early stages of their publishing career.

The shortlist of 4 also included another MSc Publishing graduate, Keara Donnachie, Publicity Officer at Sandstone Press.

Executive Director of the Saltire Society Jim Tough said: “This has been another terrific year for the Saltire Literary Awards and an extra special one as we celebrate our 80th anniversary. Every one of the individual book awards were hotly contested, making the judges’ decision a particularly challenging one. The same was also true of this year’s Publisher of the Year Award and – new for this year – the Emerging Publisher of the Year Award.”

“I’m truly delighted to have won this inaugural award which celebrates all the amazing, emerging talent that makes the Scottish publishing industry so rich and lively.”
– Leah McDowell, Saltire Emerging Publisher of the Year, 2016

Well done to both our alumni for making the shortlist and congratulations to Leah on her success!


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