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Press Release: Prizes and Awards
2013 Longlist Announced For East Anglian Literary Award

Posted at 2:00PM Monday 18 Feb 2013

The third biennial award of the East Anglian based New Angle Prize for Literature closed for entries in January. Judges - Jo Catling, Esther Freud and Jim Kelly have completed their initial deliberations and have announced a strong long-list of twelve books.

Jim Kelly, who won the award himself in 2011, said "cutting the entries for this year's New Angle Prize down to a long list has been a real challenge, but the result is a dozen books of the very highest quality - including novels and poetry, and a wide range of highly original non-fiction. All the long list books have a distinct East Anglian flavour, capturing many facets of life in this extraordinary part of the country. Producing a short list is a truly daunting prospect."

The judges' long-list was first revealed on air by BBC Radio Suffolk presenter, Lesley Dolphin on Monday 18th February. The twelve longlisted books are:

Dog Days by Elspeth Barker (Black Dog, 2012)

At the Yeoman's House by Ronald Blythe (Enitharmon, 2011)

James Dodds, Tide Lines by Ian Collins (Jardine Press, 2012)

The Voice from the Garden by Jane Dismore (SilverWood, 2012)

Art, Faith and Place in East Anglia by T A Heslop, Elizabeth Mellings & Margit Thofner (Boydell & Brewer, 2012)

22 Britannia Road by Amanda Hodgkinson (Penguin, 2011)

This Luminous Coast by Jules Pretty (Full Circle Editions, 2011)

Seldom Seen by Sarah Ridgard (Hutchinson, 2012

Daughters in Law by Joanna Trollope (Black Swan, 2011)

Weirdo by Cathi Unsworth (Serpent's Tail, 2012)

The Last Hunters: The Crab Fishermen of Cromer by Candy Whittome & David Morris (Full Circle Editions, 2012)

Grace by Esther Morgan (Bloodaxe Books, 2011)

Further information about the New Angle Prize, organised by independent library, the Ipswich Institute, is available on

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