The Prize
Claire-Marie Watson
Winner of Scotland's Biggest Book Prize

Book Prize Winner

ThE Book Prize

The Curewife  with its bloodline of witches cast a spell over the distinguished judges of the Dundee Book Prize and beat off competition from a world-wide field of entrants to win Scotland's largest literary award for an unpublished novel. 

The three-stage judging took nine months to complete and culminated in the five short-listed entrants attending a ceremony at Dundee's new Contemporary Arts Centre to announce the winner.

Over 200 guests from Universities, Scottish Government, the Scottish Arts Council, Dundee City Council, publishers, television and radio stations, and the press attended the awards ceremony. 

Former Booker Prize Judge, Hilary Mantel, highly-acclaimed novelist and herself a winner of several literary awards, presented the prize.  She said, "Scottish writing is the envy of the world. Over the last 20 years it has produced some excellent authors and some wonderful books.  It is very far-sighted of Dundee to support that and to continue a tradition of encouraging new authors to find their voice...... I wish other cities would take a leaf out of Dundee's book."

The Dundee INTERNATIONAL book prize 2007
Information on The Dundee International Book Prize 2007 can be found by visiting the "City of Dundee" website,  please see Links Page




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