The East Midlands Book Awards 2016 Shortlist

EMBA shortlist

photo credit: Ambrose Musiyiwa

The EMBA 2016 shortlist was announced at States of Independent book fair, Leicester on 15th March 2016. Our primary 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 were 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 2016.

The EMBA 2016 shortlist was:

A Killing Moon by Steven Dunne – WINNER

The Boy in the Mirror by Tom Preston

Melissa by Jonathon Taylor

Burning Books by Jess Green

The Spice Box Letters by Eve Makis

The Princess and the Giant by Caryl Hart and Sarah Warburton – WINNER GEOFFREY TREASE PRIZE FOR CHILDREN’S WRITING















This independent book award is administered by Writing East Midlands.