Acclaimed author James Robertson won the Saltire Society Book of the Year Award in 2010 for his novel And the Land Lay Still and his novel The Professor of Truth was short-listed for the prize in 2013. His novel The Testament of Gideon Mack, long-listed for the 2006 Man Booker Prize was described as a ‘skilful blend of religion, the supernatural and mental illness. To add more strings to his bow, Robertson is also the author of short stories, most recently 365: Stories as well as poetry collections and translates popular children’s books from English into Scots. He runs the independent publishing house, Kettillonia and co-founded the Scots language children’s books imprint Itchy Coo with fellow author Matthew Fitt. His latest book is To Be Continued, set in the weeks that followed the Scottish Independence Referendum in 2014.