The 2022 Lakeland Book of the Year longlist has been announced!

Amateur and professional writers from across Cumbria and further afield are in with a chance to receive widespread recognition with the 2022 Lakeland Book of the Year Awards. Entries are now closed for the prestigious competition, which can include any book published in 2021 set in or featuring Cumbria. Founded by Hunter Davies OBE 38 years ago and supported by Cumbria Tourism and main sponsors James Cropper, the Lakeland Book of the Year celebrates the amazing variety and quantity of writing that the Lake District, Cumbria inspires. The winner is whittled down from around 70 books each year, clearly showing that Cumbria is just as inspirational as when it was the setting for the work of Wordsworth, Coleridge and Southey.

Join us at Stonecross Manor in Kendal on Tuesday 12 July as the winners are announced. Tickets are available here

12.30 Lunch

14.00 Awards

16.00 Finish

Tickets are £30 per person.

Winners will be chosen by our three judges from the following books:

A Mountain Republic, Phillipa Harrison

Brockenspectre, Caroline Moir

Collateral Damage, Ruth Sutton

Cumbria: A Book of Days, Dawn Robertson

Grid – An Outside Inside Journey Through Cumbria, Mark Griffiths

Joss Naylor’s Lakes, Meres and Waters of the Lake District, Vivienne Crow with Joss Naylor

Lakeland Wild, Jim Crumley

Lowca, Geoff Stalker

More Deaths Than One, Ian Smith

Noticing – The Wonder-full Art of Treasure Seeking, Alison Wright

On a Pedestal, Roger Lytollis

Panic as Man Burns Crumpets, Roger Lytollis

Peak Bagging: Wainwrights, Karen & Dan Parker

Pele Towers of the Eden Valley, David Crackenthorpe

String of Pearls, Editor: Margaret Wilson/ Photographer: Helen Shaw

Tale Pieces, Stephen Matthews

The Best Lakeland Views: Book One Ullswater – Haweswater – Brotherswater, Colin Hindle

The Lucks of Cumbria, Andrew Musgrave

The Storyteller’s Supper, Taffy Thomas

Thirlmere Before the Dam, Ian Hall

Walking The Line, Stan Abbott


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