No Cigar Again
The category winners for the Scottish Mortgage Investment Trust book awards have been announced. The first book prize went to Sarah Gabriel’s Eating Pomegranates. Congratulations to her and commiserations to my fellow nominees JO Morgan and Momus. I confess I haven’t read her book yet, but I certainly will. It sounds like a powerful volume. Likewise, I’m keen to read Momus‘s, which sounds fantastic. And I can certainly recommend JO Morgan’s Natural Mechanical. Honoured to have been in your company, folks.
Sarah Gabriel joins John Aberdein (fiction), Donald Worster (non-fiction) and Tom Leonard (poetry). I had a hunch Tom Leonard might win the poetry category and — admittedly without having actually read any of the books yet — I’d say he’s probably the favourite to take the overall prize. That, of course, is announced at the Borders Book Festival in June.
Speaking of book festivals in June, I’ve been invited to read at Dundee Literary Festival, so the world doesn’t entirely move on from The Ambulance Box, which is a relief! More anent that when it’s confirmed.