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.
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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