Diane Setterfeld's The Thirteenth Tale is also nominated in the adult fiction books category.
William Hague will announce the winner of a new award celebrating the best in Yorkshire writing at this September's inaugural Richmond Book Festival. Fifteen books are up for the award, which is sponsored by the Yorkshire Building Society and is supported by independent bookshops and libraries across the Yorkshire region.Readers can vote for their favourite book in three categories using special cards found in libraries and bookshops or at www.richmondbookfestival.com. Voting closes on 31st July. The prizes, including an overall winner, will be awarded on the opening night of the Richmond Book Festival, which takes place from 21st-30th September alongside the Richmond Walking Festival, which is in its third year. (...)
Among the speakers appearing at the festival are mountaineer Sir Chris Bonington, and authors Diane Setterfield, Jonathan Tulloch and Michelle Paver. Organiser Gillian Howells said: "Richmond, North Yorkshire is a forward looking market town in a superb dales setting. We're keen to make visitors and businesses aware of our many assets and the Yorkshire Book of the Year is a great example of how enterprising we are." (...)
The Yorkshire writings nominated are Black Diamonds by Catherine Bailey, Yorkshire Coast by Mark Denton, Brontes at Haworth by Ann Dinsdale, North Yorkshire 199 by Richard Jemison et al and Nobbut A Lad by Alan Titchmarsh. (Tom Tivnan)
The Brontës at Haworth is a very recommendable book. You can read our (enthusiastic) review here. And don't forget... vote for Ann!
Regrettably Ann Dinsdale was not the winner. On the contrary, Diane Setterfeld has won in the adult fiction category.
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