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Sutherland's debut novel, Jelly Roll, was nominated for the Whitbread Prize in the first novel category in 1998. His novella Venus As A Boy (2004) talks extensively about Sutherland's own childhood in Orkney, where he was the sole Scots-African.
- Jelly Roll, Anchor (1998)
- Sweetmeat, Anchor (2002)
- Venus as a Boy, Bloomsbury (2004)
- "Black Scottish novelist and pan-European indie-pop-star Luke Sutherland"
- The Guardian – "... my parents' nationality – they are both (lowland) Scottish... "; "... he regaled us with tales of William Wallace, Robert the Bruce and the continuing wars of independence. I identified with the Scottish cause, bristled with a measure of patriotic pride."
- Luca Prono (2005). "Luke Sutherland". Contemporary Writers. British Council. Retrieved 11 December 2008.
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