New Angle Prize 2017 Longlist

In February 2017 I was delighted to learn that my short story collection, ‘Sandlands’, had been placed on the longlist of twelve books for the 2017 New Angle Prize for Literature. The prize is a biennial award for a book of literary merit set in or influenced by the region of East Anglia.

I’m especially pleased – and amazed! – to be placed in such auspicious company, among books I have read and hugely admired (such as Julia Blackburn’s wonderful ‘Threads’, Fiona Melrose’s spellbinding ‘Midwinter’ and Sarah Perry’s brilliant ‘The Essex Serpent’) and writers I love and of whom I am in awe (such as Jill Dawson and Julia Myerson).