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

The shortlist for the 2015 competition chosen by judges Carol Bundock, Jules Pretty and Katie Ward, is:

The Time by the Sea by Ronald Blythe

(Faber & Faber, Jun 2013)
Claxton. Field Notes from a Small Planet by Mark Cocker (Jonathan Cape, Oct 2014)
Mr Mac and Me by Esther Freud

(Bloomsbury, May 2014)
The Dynamite Room by Jason Hewitt

(Simon & Schuster, Mar 2014)
Two Turtle Doves, A Memoir of Making Things
by Alex Monroe (Bloomsbury, Mar 2014)
She Rises by Kate Worsley (Bloomsbury, Mar 2014)

(follow the link above for more details of the books)

Shortlist Showcase Wednesday 1st July 7pm.

Authors of the short-listed books read from their work and discussed their influences in front of a packed audience in the Reading Room of the Ipswich Institute.

New Angle Prize Awards Dinner 7pm Wednesday 9th September 2015.

The £2,000 winner and £500 runner-up awards will be announced at a dinner hosted by BBC Suffolk's Leslie Dolphin and held at Hintlesham Golf Club, IP8 JG. Tickets for the three course meal (including welcome drink and wine) are now available from the Ipswich Institute at £30 (discount for a table of ten).

 

 

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