Founded in 2008, the East Anglian Book Awards recognise and celebrate the books and writers who have been shaped by, and have helped shape, the literary culture of our region. The annual awards are a partnership between the Eastern Daily Press, Jarrold and the National Centre for Writing, in association with the University of East Anglia.
National Centre for Writing is proud to have been a partner of the East Anglian Book Awards for over fifteen years. From our home in Norwich, England’s first UNESCO City of Literature, these awards showcase the strength of publishing, writing and reading across the whole of the East of England. We are constantly impressed by the talent that our region cultivates and inspires.
The awards are a partnership between the Eastern Daily Press, Jarrold and the National Centre for Writing, in association with the University of East Anglia. Between 2012 and 2022, the annual prize of £1,000 awarded to the winner of the Book of the Year, was generously sponsored by the PACCAR Foundation.
Since the awards began, they have highlighted the work of more than 150 authors, 200 titles and 100 publishers.
Submissions for the East Anglian Book Awards are now closed.
The East Anglian Book Awards 2023 shortlist
The shortlist for the coveted East Anglian Book Awards 2023 has been revealed. Discover the writers and publishers who are shaping the culture of our region.find out more
The East Anglian Book Awards have supported more than 150 authors and 200 titles in its lifetime.
Previous winners include the celebrated writer and naturalist Mark Cocker, multi-award-winning author and nature columnist Melissa Harrison and Sarah Perry, who went on to win the Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction. Sarah’s novel The Essex Serpent became a Waterstones Book of the Year and was adapted for Apple TV+ starring Claire Danes and Tom Hiddleston.
Lynne Bryan wins Book of the Year 2022 for her debut memoir
In Iron Man, Lynne Bryan writes movingly and candidly about disability, the vulnerability of the body and mind, and the frailty and strength of our corporeality. Judge Caroline Jarrold called it ‘a brave and honest account, beautifully written and a very worthy winner.’
In partnership with the Eastern Daily Press, Jarrold and the National Centre for Writing, in association with the University of East Anglia. Supported by PACCAR Foundation.