McIlvanney Prize 2020 – Longlist

Utterly thrilled and amazed that The Inheritance of Solomon Farthing has been longlisted for the McIlvanney Prize 2020.

The McIlvanney Prize from Bloody Scotland is awarded to the best Scottish crime book of the year.

I share the longlist with a wonderful roster of Scottish writing talent from Val McDermid to Lin Anderson, Ambrose Parry to Craig Robertson. It is an absolute honour to be included.

The longlist will be whittled down to a shortlist of four by judges Stuart Cosgrove, Karen Robinson and James Crawford. This will be announced on 1 September, with the winner unveiled as part of the Bloody Scotland Festival on 18 September.

First awarded in 2012, the prize was re-named in 2016 in memory of the writer William McIlvanney, often described as the Godfather of Tartan Noir.

Fingers crossed!