Longlist is revealed for East Anglian literary competition

Sarah Perry has been named on the 2017 New Angle Prize longlist for her novel The Essex Serpent. Pho

Sarah Perry has been named on the 2017 New Angle Prize longlist for her novel The Essex Serpent. Photo: Jamie Drew. - 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


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