Published by drpladm on Thu, 09/08/2011 - 03:34
The second of the Shaw and Valentine series picked up the prestigious New Angle Prize. The award - and £2,000 in prize money - came as a big surprise on the evening. The short list was a formidable one - including Blake Morrison\'s The Last Weekend, Jeremy Page\'s The Wake, and the mammoth A Flora of Suffolk - by Sanford and Fisk - the result of not one, but two lifetimes of study. In second place was the legendary Ronald Blythe - author of Akenfield - with a collection of his life\'s writings called Aftermath. A special Reader\'s Choice award went to the artist Maggie Hambling for The Aldeburgh Scallop. For details see the BLOG.