The East Midlands Book Award (EMBA) is a prestigious literary prize awarded annually to the Best Book written by an East Midlands Author.
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.
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The East Midlands Book Awards 2016 Shortlist
photo credit: Ambrose Musiyiwa
The EMBA 2016 shortlist was announced at States of Independent book fair, Leicester on 15th March. Our pimary judges, short-story writer and novelist Dan Powell, and bookshop owner and former president of the Booksellers Association Jane Streeter, put together a very strong list of fiction, poetry, children’s fiction and memoir. They’ll be joined by award-winning novelist (and former EMBA winner) Alison McQueen to make their final decision at the EMBA award ceremony at Lowdham Book Festival in June.
This independent book award is administered by Writing East Midlands.
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