Sally Magnusson’s book in running for literary prize

Author and BBC Scotland newsreader Sally Magnusson
Author and BBC Scotland newsreader Sally Magnusson

TV presenter Sally Magnusson, who lives in Torrance, is among the authors shortlisted for the prestigious Saltire literary prize.

The shortlists for the five award categories which make up the annual Saltire Literary Awards were announced recently at the Wigtown Book Festival. The winner from each category goes forward to the Book of the Year Award, which comes with a £10,000 cash prize.

The BBC Reporting Scotland presenter is on the shortlist for the Scottish Literary Book of the Year Award for her book Where Memories Go.

The book is a first-hand account of dementia and memory loss in the family. Sally’s mum Mamie had a long struggle with dementia, until her death in 2012.

The winners of all award categories will be announced at a ceremony on November 11.

The Saltire Literary Awards are organised by the Saltire Society, a non-political independent charity founded in 1936.

Sally is also a popular children’s author and her latest book - Horace the Haggis and the Christmas Mystery has just been published. Illustrations in the book were done by her husband, TV director Norman Stone.