East Midlands Book Award
The East Midlands Book Award is an annual award that was first awarded in 2011 for the best book of 2010.
Every year £1000 is awarded to a writer of Fiction, Creative Non-Fiction, Poetry or Plays. This can include work aimed at children and young people.The aim of the award is to promote writers who live in the East Midlands, to raise the profile of the thriving literary scene in the region, and to reward exceptional work.
Nominations are invited from local, national and international publishers. A panel of judges is chosen each year to shortlist submissions and make the final award. A shortlist of up to six books is announced in April of each year and promoted through bookshops, libraries and reading groups. The award ceremony takes place in early summer.
Anne Zouroudi, winner of EMBA 2012 & Mark Goodwin, winner of EMBA 2011
In its first year the award went to Mark Goodwin for his poetic adventure Shod. The ceremony was held as part of the Lowdham Book Festival in June 2011, with poet and broadcaster Ian McMillan judging and presenting the award. To see the shortlist and find out more, click here.
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The award went to Anne Zouroudi for The Whispers of Nemesis. The ceremony was held at the magnificent Haddon Hall as part of Derbyshire Literature Festival, May 2012. The award was judged and presented by composer Gavin Bryars. To see the shortlist and find out more click here.
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This year’s guest judge is John Harvey. To view information on all of this year’s judges, click here.
Submissions are now open for the 2014 East Midlands Book Award.
This independent book award is administered by Writing East Midlands.
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The East Midlands Book Award 2012 was sponsored and supported by Gardners Books and Haddon Hall. The award ceremony was held at Haddon Hall in Derbyshire in association with Derbyshire Literature Festival on the 24th of May.
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