Local Authors

Local Authors

The local area is packed full of authors, it seems! We are very lucky in the East Midlands to have a thriving contemporary literary scene, as well as a fine heritage that includes authors such as DH Lawrence and Alan Sillitoe. Here are just some of them.

Maria Allen
Bill Ashley
Tom Atkins
Elizabeth Baguley
Betty Boyden
Clare Brown
Susanna Clarke
Stephan Collishaw
Michael Cox
Anthony Cropper
Michael Eaton
Mary Follows
Cathrine Garnell
Rosie Garner
Mark Goodwin
Sarah Jackson
Jessica Meats
Julie Myerson
Mike Pearson
Nigel Pickard
Harry Riley
Marty Ross
Elizabeth Stokes
Dan Tunstall
Niki Valentine
Steven Wilcoxson
And just to prove they’re a talented bunch, have a look at this
(non-exhaustive) list of awards!
Jon McGregor: Winner of the 2012 International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award for Even the Dogs, longlisted for the 2006 Man Booker Prize for So Many Ways To Begin, winner of the 2003 Betty Trask Award and a Somerset Maugham Award for If Nobody Speaks Of Remarkable Things, longlisted for the 2002 Man Booker Prize for If Nobody Speaks Of Remarkable Things, winner of the 2013 East Midlands Book Award forThis Isn’t the Sort Of Thing That Happens to Someone Like You.
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Alison Moore: Shortlisted for the 2012 Man Booker Prize, the 2012 National Book Award for New Writer of the Year and winner of the McKitterick Prize for The Lighthouse.
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Sarah Jackson:Reader’s Choice for The Guardian’s 2012 First Book Award and winner of the 2013 Seamus Heaney Centre Prize for Poetry for Pelt.
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Nicola Monaghan: Winner of the Betty Trask Award, the Authors’ Club Best First Novel, and the Waverton Good Read for The Killing Jar.
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Anne Zouroudi: Winner of the 2012 East Midlands Book Award for The Whispers Of Nemesis
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Mark Goodwin: Winner of the 2011 East Midlands Book Award for Shod
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Bali Rai: Winner of the North East Teen Book Award for Killing Honour, shortlisted for the Sheffield Book Award for The Gun.
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Paula Rawsthorne: Winner of the 2012 Leeds Book Award, the 2012 Sefton Good Reads Award and the 2013 Brilliant Book Award for The Truth About Celia Frost  and winner of The Rib Valley Book Award 2014 for her second novel, Blood Tracks.