I’ve been shortlisted for a Glenfiddich Spirit of Scotland Award 2011, which is rather lovely. It’s a much sought-after award, as it recognises achievement by Scots not only in literature, but in Food, the Environment, Business, Music, Sport, Art and Film. In the Writing category I’m up against Denise Mina, Jackie Kay and Julia Donaldson, who are all amazing, and we are planning to sit at the same table, get drunk and all bet on each other winning. Cannay wait. Anyway, if you’d care to, you can vote for me here.
The Shutdown, the short film that I made with Adam Stafford, has also been shortlisted for a Scottish BAFTA. Results announced on Nov 13th.
You can also hear a ‘career retrospective’ hour long podcast with me and Alasdair Braidwood from the ever excellent Scots Whay Hae. There’s a whole lot of Bissett to listen to on the ‘Fifth Podcast’ here.