Charles Cumming on Shortlist for McIlvanney Prize 2018

4th September 2018

Janklow & Nesbit client and previous winner, Charles Cumming, has made the shortlist for this year’s McIlvanney Prize for Scottish Crime Book of the Year, alongside authors Lin Anderson, Chris Brookmyre and Liam McIlvanney.

Charles Cumming, who won the prize in 2012, has been chosen for The Man Between (Harper Collins), described as a “fresh twist” on the spy novel.

The winner of the Scottish Crime Book of the Year will be awarded The McIlvanney Prize at the opening reception of the Bloody Scotland Crime Festival in Stirling on Friday 21st September, and at 7.15pm will lead a torchlight procession with Val McDermid and Denise Mina. The award includes both a £1,000 prize and nationwide promotion in Waterstones.

The judging panel for the prize comprises writer Craig Sisterson, comedian Susan Calman and Guardian books journalist Alison Flood, who together have whittled down a longlist of 12 notable authors to the four finalists.