Saltire Society Scotland's National Book Award for graduate Clare

Our congratulations are extended to author Clare Hunter, who graduated from our MLitt Writing Practice and Study course in 2014, as she was announced as one of the winners in the Saltire Society's Literary Awards 2019 recently.

The Saltire Society announced the winners of the 2019 Literary Awards at a glittering ceremony at the National Museum of Scotland on Saturday 30 November 2019. In a ceremony presided over by BBC Presenter Cathy MacDonald, Awards were presented in six different literary categories.

The Saltire Society Scottish First Book of the Year Award was presented jointly to two authors – Stephen Rutt for his book The Seafarers: A Journey Among Birds (published by Elliott & Thompson) and Clare Hunter for her Threads of Life (published by Sceptre/Hodder & Stoughton). 

On Threads of Life, the panel of Judges commented “A work that weaves the political, communal and complex history of needle craft. Hunter shares her personal relationship to this craft while shining a light on an often-overlooked aspect of the creative arts, one brilliantly stitched into women’s history, and larger global politics.”

Well done Clare, another great achievement!