Previous winners

East Anglian Book Awards 2017 winners

Overall East Anglian Book of the Year winner

Lapwing and Fox: Conversations between John Berger and John Christie, by John Christie (Objectif)

  • Fiction (judge: Sarah Perry) – Madame Zero, by Sarah Hall (Faber)
  • Biography & Memoir (judge: D J Taylor) – The Owl at the Window, by Carl Gorham (Coronet)
  • History & Tradition (judge: Chris Rushby) – Holkham, by Christine Hiskey (Unicorn Press)
  • General Non-Fiction (judge: Rebecca Stott) – Lapwing and Fox: Conversations between John Berger and John Christie, by John Christie (Objectif)
  • Poetry (judge: Jeremy Noel-Tod) – Was and Is, by Neil Powell (Carcanet)
  • The Mal Peet Children’s Award (judge: Rowan Mantell) – The Nearest Far Away Place, by Hayley Long (Hot Key Books).
  • Book by the Cover Award, presented by East Anglian Writers – Was and Is, by Neil Powell (Carcanet)
  • Exceptional Contribution Award – Peter Stibbons, Poppyland Publishing

East Anglian Book Awards 2016 winners

Overall East Anglian Book of the Year winner

The Crime Writer by Jill Dawson (Hodder & Stoughton)

  • Biography & Memoir (Judge – Sophie Scott-Brown) – Jumpin’ Jack Flash by Keiron Pim (Jonathan Cape)
  • Fiction (Judge – Elizabeth Haynes) – The Crime Writer by Jill Dawson (Hodder & Stoughton)
  • General Non-Fiction (Judge – Bruce Kemble-Johnson) – Lost Country Houses of Norfolk: History, Archaeology and Myth by Tom Williamson, Ivan Ringwood and Sarah Spooner (Boydell & Brewer)
  • History and Tradition (Judge – Trevor Heaton) – Heyday: Britain and the Birth of the Modern World by Ben Wilson (Weidenfeld & Nicolson)
  • The Mal Peet Children’s Book Award (Judge – Sheridan Winn) – Longbow Girl by Linda Davies (Chicken House)
  • Poetry (Judge – Briony Bax) – The Print Museum by Heidi Williamson (Bloodaxe)
  • Norfolk Library Service Readers’ Recommendation Award – The Elegant Fowl by Alan Marshall
  • Exceptional Contribution Award – Ronald Blythe, author of Akenfield
  • Book by the Cover Award – Shona Branigan, The Print Museum

Previous ‘Book of the Year’ winners

2015 – Threads: The Delicate Life of John Craske, by Julia Blackburn (Jonathan Cape)
2014 – After Me Comes The Flood, by Sarah Perry (Serpent’s Tail)
2013 – Masterpieces: Art and East Anglia, edited by Ian Collins (East Publishing / SCVA)
2012 – The Last Hunters, by Candy Whittome (Full Circle Editions)
2011 – Edith Cavell, by Diana Souhami (Quercus)
2010 – The Widow’s Tale, by Mick Jackson (Faber and Faber)
2009 – Building Norfolk, by Matthew Rice (Frances Lincoln)
2008 – Scapegallows, by Carol Birch (Virago)