Along with our partners at Writers Centre Norwich and the Eastern Daily Press, in association with the UEA, this is the tenth year of Jarrolds’ involvement in organising the East Anglian Book Awards. The awards highlight the best of writing and publishing in the region. In 2017 we will once again be offering a top prize of £1,000 to the overall East Anglian Book of the Year, courtesy of PACCAR Foundation.
The six main award categories are fiction, poetry, biography, children’s books, history & tradition and general non-fiction. This year also sees the return of our award for lifetime achievement in local publishing, as well as a book cover design award sponsored by the East Anglian Writers group.
Previous awards ceremonies have always been evening events. This year we decided to change the format into something much closer to that of the perhaps more familiar Jarrold literary lunch and you’ll be very welcome to join us at Norwich City’s football ground on Friday 24 November for a fine meal, a host of authors and of course the glittering prize announcements.
To whet your appetite for this year’s awards here’s my selection of three of the overall award winners from previous years: