We’re pleased to announce the Bloody Scotland McIlvanney Prize for Scottish Crime Book of the Year 2018 winner to be Liam McIlvanney’s The Quaker!

The judges of the McIlvanney Prize this year were Craig Sisterson, Alison Flood, and comedian, Susan Calman who said of the winner:

‘The Quaker was, for me, the stand out book from the longlist. It’s one of those novels that as soon as I finished it, I looked forward to reading it again. Not only did I love the evocative recreation of Glasgow but the characters created were refreshing and surprising. It was such a pleasure to read.’

In 2016 the prize was renamed in memory of Liam’s father, William McIlvanney, the much loved Godfather of Tartan Noir.

Our warmest congratulations to Liam!

Buy The Quaker from Waterstones.