The East Midlands Book Award (EMBA) is a prestigious literary prize awarded to the Best Book written by an East Midlands Author. The next EMBA prize will be awarded in 2018
£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 March of the prize giving year and promoted through bookshops, libraries and reading groups. The award ceremony takes place in early summer.
To be eligible, the first edition of the books must have been physically published between 1st January and 31st December of the two years preceding the award. i.e. books published between 1 January 2016 & 31st December 2017 will be eligible for the 2018 Award.
The East Midlands Book Awards 2016 Winners
We’re delighted to announce that the winner of the 2016 East Midlands Book Awards is the ‘Killing Moon’ by best-selling and award winning Derby author – Steven Dunne. ‘Killing Moon’ is the fifth in Steven Dunne’s DI Brook novels, and is an edge of your seat thriller as DI Brook is confronted with kidnapping and murder. For more information and to purchase the novel ‘Killing Moon’, please see here: http://www.hive.co.uk/Product/Steven-Dunne/A-Killing-Moon/17136910
The winner of the Geoffrey Trease Prize for Children’s Writing is Carly Heart, for her charming children’s book ‘The Princess and the Giant’, which is written by Carly Heart, illustrated by Sarah Warburton and published by Nosy Crow. For more information please see here: http://nosycrow.com/product/the-princess-and-the-giant/
Click here to see the 2016 shortlist.
Rules and Entry Information
This independent book award is administered by Writing East Midlands.
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