Newtyle Author Wins Sir Walter Scott Prize
- Submitted by: Graeme Dey, Angus South, Scottish National Party.
- Date lodged: Thursday, 30 June 2022
- Motion reference: S6M-05215
That the Parliament congratulates the Scots author, James Robertson, of Newtyle in Angus, on winning the £25,000 Sir Walter Scott Prize for Historical Fiction, presented to him by the Duke of Buccleuch at the Borders Book Festival in Melrose, for his book, News of the Dead; recognises that James is the second Scot to win this award and understands that this is the first time that a book set in Scotland has received it; notes that James’ prize novel was commended on its ambition, originality, innovation, enduring appeal and quality of writing; appreciates that the work of Sir Walter Scott played a great influence in James’ own writing, and commends James on his valuable contributions to Scottish literature.
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