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Jarrold Literary Lunch and East Anglian Book Awards 2018
Friday 23 November, 12.00pm Top of the Terrace Norwich City Football Club
Hosted by Jarrold, Archant Eastern Daily Press and the National Centre for Writing.
Join us for a celebration of regional writing and as we announce the winners of the East Anglian Book Awards 2018
We welcome authors Simon Scarrow, Rebecca Stott and Carl Gorham as they talk about their experiences as East Anglian authors and also present the prizes to the Winners of the 2018 East Anglian Book Awards
Simon Scarrow, the Sunday Times No. 1 bestselling author of historical fiction, including the hugely successful Roman series featuring Cato and Macro, as well as wartime and contemporary thrillers.
Rebecca Stott, author of the brilliant, moving memoir In The Days of Rain, winner of the 2017 Costa Biography Award.
Carl Gorham, who wrote The Owl at the Window, a dramatic, funny and devastatingly sad memoir, winning the memoir of the year award at the 2017 East Anglian Book Awards.
Entries for the East Anglian Book Awards 2018 have been received in the following categories: Fiction; Poetry; History and Tradition; Biography and Memoir; General Non-Fiction; and Children’s Books.
To qualify works have to be set largely in East Anglia or be written by an author living in the region, which for the awards’ purposes is defined as the counties of Norfolk and Suffolk, and the area of Fenland District Council.
As well as the catergory winners awards the main award is The East Anglian Book of the Year - which receives a £1000 prize kindly sponsored by the PACCAR Foundation.
There are also awards for Exception Contribution and the East Anglian Writers - Book by the Cover.
Books must have been physically published for the first time between July 21, 2017 and July 27, 2018 - and must have been commercially available in bookshops.
All titles will have been considered before the judges draw up their shortlist for each category.
This shortlist will be published in the Eastern Daily Press, Evening News, East Anglian Daily Times and on-line, by early October.
Supported by the UEA Faculty of Arts & Humanities and sponsored by the PACCAR Foundation.