Victor Tapner shortlisted in the East Anglian Book Awards
Victor Tapner’s book Flatlands is one of three collections shortlisted in the poetry category of the EDP-Jarrold East Anglian Book Awards. The other contenders are The Spinney by Philip Michael Goodman (Geo. R Reeve) and Another Use of Canvas by Angus Sinclair (Gatehouse Press).
The annual awards, run by the Eastern Daily Press, highlight the best new writing inspired by the region. One book from each of seven categories — including fiction, biography and art — will be declared a winner at a ceremony in Norwich on November 3 and, of those winners, one will also be named East Anglian Book of the Year.
Flatlands, set in the region’s deep tribal past with its wild marshlands and smoke-filled roundhouses, is a cycle of poems that brings to life more than 2,000 years of Britain’s prehistory, from the late Stone Age to the Roman invasion and Boudica’s rebellion. At the same time it seeks to hold a mirror to ourselves.
Flatlands in Salt Modern Poets: http://www.saltpublishing.com/books/smp/9781844715565.htm
‘A journey through prehistory’: http://www.victortapner.com/finding-flatlands.html
Author interviewed by Sheenagh Pugh: http://blog.saltpublishing.com/2010/09/30/interview-with-victor-tapner-in-interview-with-sheenagh-pugh/