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Baker Prize Winners 2012

Baker Prize Winners 2012

Wednesday 30th January 2013


Baker Prize 2012

Well, here it is the news we’ve all been waiting for……..

Congratulations to the Baker Prize winners, runners up and highly commended entrants.

English prose:

1st - A Few Things I Know About Sheep – Juliet Lamb.

2nd – Kaolin – Heather Marshall Magruder

Highly commended – The Sons of the Blind Woman - Ian Stephen.

English Poetry:

1st - The Moving Island – Deborah Moffatt.

2nd - Lewisian Nights – Garry MacKenzie.

Highly commended:

Invasion – Alison Barr

Fagail - Andy Jackson.


Gaelic Prose and Gaelic Poetry

We’re disappointed to announce there are no winners in the Gaelic sections of the competition this year. This was a hard decision for the judges to make as we want to promote and support Gaelic writers and encourage entries to the Baker Prize competition. We hope that we will have more entries to the Gaelic section in next year’s competition.


Our hearty congratulations to everyone who has won and been commended and many thanks to our panel of judges:

English Prose: Roger Hutchinson, Angus Dunn
English Poetry: Kevin MacNeil, Chris Powici
Gaelic Prose: Morag Stewart
Gaelic Poetry: Meg Bateman, Rody Gorman


The Baker Prize Awards Event will be held at the Skeabost Hotel on the evening of Tuesday 26 February when we celebrate the winners and runner-ups achievements at the prize-giving ceremony. We hope that our prize-winners will be with us to read their winning entries and, of course, Cuillin FM listeners will be able to hear the winning entries on a special Reading Room Radio show in March.

For more information on the Baker Prize awards event and future Reading Room events, go to
The Reading Room would like to thank Richard Neath for all his hard work on the administration of the Baker Prize – thank you, Richard.

And finally, thank you to everyone who entered this year’s competition and we hope you’ll be ready to do it all again next year. The Baker Prize timescale will be slightly later next year but we will post news of the competition here and on our Facebook page.