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Laura Scott Shortlisted for East Anglian Book Awards

Monday, 12 Oct 2020

No Text We're so pleased that Laura Scott is shortlisted for the East Anglian Book Awards for her debut collection So Many Rooms (2019).

The Poetry shortlist, judged by Alison Winch, is:

A warm and snouting thing by Ramona Herdman (The Emma Press)

The Remains of Logan Dankworth by Luke Wright (Penned in the Margins)

So Many Rooms by Laura Scott (Carcanet)

Chris Gribble, Chief Executive of the National Centre for Writing, said:

‘This is the thirteenth year of the East Anglian Book Awards, and perhaps because all the real difficulties that 2020 has brought, it has never been more important to celebrate outstanding writing and publishing in East Anglia. We’ve received over 100 books from more than 60 publishers, proof that the creativity and talent of our region is truly deep-rooted. We’re delighted by the shortlist that the judges have selected this year – these are stories and voices that give life and voice to East Anglia’s past, present and future.’

The category winners, Book by the Cover Award, Exceptional Contribution Award and the Book of the Year Award will be announced in the Eastern Daily Press on 31 October.

Huge congratulations to Laura - we've got our fingers crossed for the awards ceremony!  

No Text Laura Scott was born in London and now lives in Norwich. Her pamphlet, What I Saw, won the Michael Marks Prize in 2014, and in 2015 she won the Geoffrey Dearmer Prize. Her poems have appeared in various magazines including PN Review, Oxford Poetry and Poetry Review, and a selection of her work was featured in Carcanet’s New Poetries VII in 2018.

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