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2010 Shortlist | 2010 Judges | 2010 Winners

Book Awards 2010 Judges

Pat Kane

Pat Kane Pat Kane, 46, is a writer, musician, consultant and activist. He is author of The Play Ethic: A Manifesto for a Different Way of Living (Macmillan 2004), and Tinsel Show: Pop, Politics, Scotland (Polygon, 1992).

He runs a cultural consultancy at www.theplayethic.com, which talks to organisations and educators globally about the power and potential of play. Pat is also one half of Hue And Cry, whose 13th studio album will be released in autumn 2010 ( www.hueandcry.co.uk )

Kirsty Gunn

Kirsty Gunn is Chair of Creative Writing at the University of Dundee and author of a number of works of fiction including The Boy and the Sea (Faber) that won the Sundial Scottish Arts Council Book of the Year 2007 as well as, most recently, 44 things a selection of essays, poetry and stories that is a meditation upon motherhood and domesticity.

Catherine Lockerbie

Catherine Lockerbie

Catherine Lockerbie has three decades of experience in the literary and cultural sectors as editor, writer, journalist, critic, festival director, programmer, producer, project manager, advisor and consultant.

From 2000 – 2009, she was director of the Edinburgh International Book Festival, the world’s largest and most successful literary festival, which during that period more than doubled its audience and greatly expanded its national and international impact.

Catherine has been involved in a number of major cultural initiatives. She  played a key role in the successful bid to have Edinburgh designated as the world’s first UNESCO City of Literature and actively continues that work, helping to develop  the growing global network of cities inspired by Edinburgh’s lead.  She has chaired award committees and has judged many literary prizes, including the Whitbread Awards and the Orange Award for New Writing.  She has been awarded five honorary doctorates for her work.

Dr Gavin Wallace

Dr Gavin Wallace

Gavin joined the Scottish Arts Council in 1997 as a Literature Officer before taking up his current post in 2002. He is a graduate and postgraduate, in English and Scottish Literature, of the University of Edinburgh.

He has been active in many aspects of Scottish literature and culture as a teacher, lecturer, critic, journalist, editor, and broadcaster at home and abroad, and was an Associate Lecturer in Literature and the Humanities at the Open University in Scotland from 1991-2001. He has co-edited critical works on Scottish Fiction and Theatre, and was a co-editor of the journal Edinburgh Review.


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* Book Awards 2009
* Book Awards 2008
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