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Laura Scott Wins Poetry Category at East Anglian Book Awards

Monday, 2 Nov 2020

No Text We're elated that Laura Scott is the Category Winner for Poetry at the East Anglian Book Awards for her collection, So Many Rooms!

 The Poetry shortlist, judged by Alison Winch, was:

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)


Laura will now go compete against the other Category Winners for the Book of the Year Prize. The categories are: 

Biography and Memoir:  How To Be Autistic by Charlotte Amelia Poe (Myriad Editions)

Fiction: The Choice by Claire Wade (Orion)

General Non-Fiction:  New York to California by Jeremy Page (Propolis)

History & Tradition:  Imperial Mud: The Fight for the Fens by James Boyce (Icon Books)

The Mal Peet Children's Award: The House of One Hundred Clocks by A.M. Howell (Usborne)

The overall winner of the Awards, which celebrate the very best of publishing, writing, and reading in the East of England, will be announced at a special online event on Thursday 19 November. Viewers will also find out who has been awarded the Book by the Cover Award (judged by members of East Anglian Writers) and the prestigious Exceptional Contribution Award for an individual’s work within writing and publishing in the region. The event will take place on YouTube and it is free to register your place.

Flo Reynolds, Programme Manager of the National Centre for Writing, said:

‘This year’s shortlist has been particularly strong and represents the strength and breadth of writing taking place in East Anglia, so choosing the winners of each category was quite the task for the judges! Our congratulations go to all the shortlisted authors and, while we cannot gather to celebrate in person this time, we look forward to showcasing the winning books and authors during November’s digital event. We wish all the category winners the best of luck as their books come to be considered for the Book of the Year Award.’

Huge congratulations Laura from all at Carcanet - we're so pleased for you! 

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