Lakeland Book of the Year
Lakeland Book of the Year celebrates top quality writing inspired by the Lake District, Cumbria. Over the past four decades, this prestigious annual competition has seen authors create an incredible catalogue of books covering a range of rich and varied subjects, from landscape and tradition to literature and poetry.
Founded in 1984 by prolific author, journalist and broadcaster Hunter Davies OBE, all entries for Lakeland Book of the Year must be set in – or feature – Cumbria in some way. Grace Dent, Rory Stewart and James Rebanks are among the many talented writers who have previously scooped the overall title of ‘Book of the Year’.
Cumbria Tourism has had the honour of supporting Lakeland Book of the Year for many years and in 2023, we are taking over the full running of the awards. Fresh additions include a new category for children and young adults, along with a new-look judging panel.
Entries for the 2023 awards are now open. Please download an application form here and return to us along with four copies of your book by the 28th February 2023.
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