Longlist is revealed for East Anglian literary competition
- Credit: Jamie Drew
A competition celebrating literature associated with or influenced by East Anglia has announced its 2017 longlist.
The New Angle Prize has longlisted 12 works.
These include: poetry (Julia Blackburn's Murmurations of Love Grief and Starlings, Terry Phillips Quennets); short stories (Daisy Johnson's Fen, Rosie Thornton's Sandlands); biography (Julia Blackburn's Threads, The Delicate Life of John Craske); first novels (Francesca Armour-Chelu's Fenn Halflin and The Fearzero, Fiona Melrose's Midwinter); novels from established writers (Jill Dawson's The Crime Writer, Julie Myerson's The Stopped Heart, Sarah Perry's The Essex Serpent and Elizabeth Wilhide's If I could Tell You); and an illustrated history (Michael Rimmer's The Angel Roofs of East Anglia).
The shortlist will be announced in March.
The competition is organised by Ipswich Institute - www.ipswichinstitute.org.uk/NAP.html