The McIlvanney Prize was established in 2012 to honor the best Scottish Crime Fiction each year. Scottish roots are a must for competition applications: authors must either be born in Scotland, live there or set their books there. The prize was renamed in 2016 in memory of William McIlvanney, author of Laidlaw (1977), who is often described as the Godfather of Tartan Noir. For more information, including the full rules and guidelines for this award, click on the The Official McIlvanney Prize web site., where you will find the “longlists” and “shortlists” of all titles considered for each year’s award.
The titles in this list are “hotlinked” to the library’s catalog, for all those titles currently owned by the Lincoln City Libraries. For titles not currently owned by our system, please consider requesting them through our Interlibrary Loan service.
May God Forgive
A Treachery of Spies (not in library collection)
In 2019, the winner (as determined by a panel of judges) was Manda Scott, with her novel A Treachery of Spies. She chose to share her honor equally with the other three novelists on the “short list” of considered titles. Those additional “winners” were:
The Way of All Flesh
The Long Drop
The Ghosts of Altona (not in library collection)
How a Gunman Says Goodbye
The Replacement Child (not in library collection)