The McIlvanney Prize is Bloody Scotland’s annual prize awarded to the best Scottish Crime book of the year. It provides Scottish crime writing with recognition and aims to raise the profile and prestige of the genre as a whole. The prize was renamed in memory of William McIlvanney, often described as the Godfather of Tartan Noir, in 2016.
While similar to the McIlvanney Prize, the debut Award asks that Scottish roots for authors are a must, either being born in Scotland or living there, and setting their books there. Judged by members of the Bloody Scotland board and different participants each year, the winner is awarded a cheque of £500 and a trophy sponsored by The Glencairn Glass.
Winners for both prizes will be announced in September this year.