Rumer Godden (1908 -- 1998) was one of the UK's most notable writers. She wrote over sixty works in her lifetime, including much-loved children's books The Dolls House and The Diddakoi. She won The Whitbread Award for Children's Literature in 1972, and was awarded an OBE in 1993. Mairi Hedderwick is the author and illustrator of the best-selling Katie Morag picture books, inspired by Mairi's life on the Scottish Isle of Coll, as well as many other titles for children and adults. Katie Morag is one of Scotland's best-loved literary characters and her stories have been adapted for television. In 2017 Mairi received Scottish Book Trust's inaugural Outstanding Achievement Award.