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Lesley Harrison Longlisted for the Highland Book Prize

Friday, 26 Jan 2024

Lesley Harrison Kitchen Music by Lesley Harrison has been longlisted for the Highland Book Prize 2023!

The prize, which is in its seventh year, celebrates literature that comes from the rich landscape and culture of the Scottish Highlands and Islands, including authors who live or were born in the Highlands, and books that are centred around the Highlands.

There are twelve books on the longlist, comprising non-fiction, literary fiction, poetry and commissioned works. They were selected by a team of volunteers, in conjunction with the judging panel, Moniack Mhor, and the Highland Society of London.

The shortlist will be announced in May 2024, and the winner will be revealed at an awards ceremony in partnership with Nairn Book & Arts Festival on Tuesday 3rd September.

Congratulations Lesley!


Kitchen Music In her first Carcanet collection, Lesley Harrison looks north to the sea, the heat of the land at her back. In inventive arrangements of sound and page, Harrison meditates on whale hunts, lost children, cities seen and remembered, and the sound of the gamelan in the Gulf of Bothnia.




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