literary prizes

Several of our member libraries host literary prizes and awards for young people and adults. Details of these can be found below.

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New Angle Prize for Literature

The New Angle Prize for Literature is a £2,500 biennial award run by the Ipswich Institute and sponsored by Gotelee Solicitors for a book of literary merit set in or influenced by the region of East Anglia.

The winner of the 2013 award, selected by judges Dr Jo Catling, Esther Freud and Jim Kelly, was announced on 4th September 2013. The first prize of £2,000 was awarded to Jules Pretty for This Luminous Coast (Full Circle Editions, 2011). The runner up was Ian Collins' for James Dodds. Tide Lines (Jardine Press 2012). 
The Awards dinner was held at the appropriate and picturesque venue of the Suffolk Food Hall's Cookhouse Restaurant, with spectacular views of the River Orwell and the iconic Orwell Bridge.
The other four shortlisted books were as follows.

  1. Dog Days Elspeth Barker (Black Dog Books 2012)

  2. At the Yeoman's House Ronald Blythe (Enitharmon 2011)

  3. 22 Britannia Road Amanda Hodgkinson (Penguin 2011)

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