Who will be our 2020 champion?
68 books celebrating every possible aspect of Cumbria have been whittled down to a shortlist of just 18, but who will be the 2020 Lakeland Book of the Year? Join judges Hunter Davies, Fiona Armstrong as they reveal the six category winners, share some of their favourite moments and unveil this year’s winner!
Tune in below from 2pm on Tuesday the 30th June to find out!
The awards, one of the most prestigious of their kind outside London, are kindly supported by the Cumbria Community Foundation Hunter Davies Fund, Striding Edge, Bookends, the Bill Rollinson Award Association and Latitude Press Ltd. The six category winners and overall 2020 Lakeland Book of the Year winner will be announced at www.lakelandbookoftheyear.co.uk on 30 June, with the news shared by @lakesbookawards on Twitter and Cumbria Tourism’s Facebook page.
2020 also marks a brand-new children’s poetry prize in celebration of William Wordsworth, judged by Michael McGregor, Director at The Wordsworth Trust and Ian Walker, Deputy Head at John Ruskin School.
The 2020 shortlist is:
The Striding Edge Prize for Guides and Places
Bob’s Jottings by Bob Jopling
Grasmere: A History in 55 ½ Buildings by Grasmere History Society
Knockupworth – The Story of a Family by John Bainbridge
The Bill Rollinson Prize for Landscape and Tradition
Hows and Knotts: A Guide to Lakeland Views by Guy Richardson
I Hate the Lake District by Charlie Gere
Lake District Bouldering by Greg Chapman
The Latitude Press Prize for Illustration and Presentation
Cumbria at War by Ruth Mansergh
Embellish with Relish by Maria Whitehead
The Lake District in 101 Maps & Infographics by David Felton, Evelyn Sinclair and Andrew Chapman
The Bookends Prize for Literature and Poetry
A Peopled Landscape by Stephen Matthews
The Cumberland Bard: Robert Anderson by Sue Allan
The Magpie’s Nest by Taffy Thomas
People & Business
Slightly Perfect by John Cunliffe
A Pennington Pepys (Extracts from The Commonplace & Diaries of William Fleming) by John Graeme Livingstone
My Dad’s Army: The White Gurkhas by Ian Wilson
Out of the Deep by Ruth Sutton
Secrets of the Flock by J.B. Browne
Two Days in May by David Clemson
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