Indies dominate in New Angle Prize shortlist

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19 March 2013
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Five out of six of the books shortlisted for the New Angle Prize for Literature are published by independent presses ...

Five out of six of the books shortlisted for the New Angle Prize for Literature are published by independent presses

The biennial award is given for the best work of literature inspired by East Anglia. Books may be fiction or non-fiction. There are prizes of £2,500.

The shortlist is:

Dog Days, Elspeth Barker (Black Dog, 2012) 
At the Yeoman's House, Ronald Blythe (Enitharmon, 2011)  
James Dodds, Tide Lines, Ian Collins (Jardine Press, 2012) 
22 Britannia Road, Amanda Hodgkinson (Penguin, 2011) 
This Luminous Coast, Jules Pretty (Full Circle Editions, 2011) 
The Last Hunters: The Crab Fishermen of Cromer, Candy
Whittome & David Morris (Full Circle Editions, 2012). 

Jim Kelly, who won the 2011 New Angle Prize for Death Watch and is on this year's judging panel, said: 'This is a very fine set of titles, of great quality, diversity and depth, and any one of them would be worthy of the New Angle Prize. Choosing an overall winner will be a terrific challenge.'

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The winner will be announced on 4 September.

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