Fledgling Press author, and Treasurer of Weegie Wednesday, Moira McPartlin has been shortlisted for the 2012 Saltire Society Scottish First Book of the Year Award for her debut novel The Incomers, released in March 2012.
She faces stiff competition from a shortlist that includes Bilean an t-Sluaigh by Maighread A. Challan, The Last Highlander by Sarah Fraser and Tony Hogan Bought Me An Ice Cream Float Before He Stole My Ma by Kerry Hudson.
The Incomers is set in a small mining village in Fife where Ellie Amadi has settled with her husband after leaving West Africa. Set in 1966, the local population display their ignorance of outsiders and the story follows Ellie’s struggle to adapt and survive in this hostile environment.
Moira McPartlin is delighted to be nominated and will be attending the awards ceremony. The winner will be announced on 30th November at the National Library of Scotland.