EYELANDS BOOK AWARDS 2021- THE FINALISTS

We welcome the finalists of Eyelands Book Awards 2021.

For the fourth consecutive year, we are delighted to announce the finalists and – as always – sorry that many well-written books could not be included in the shortlist. The number of finalists is defined according to the submissions in the specific category so, as we do every year, there are more finalists in the novels category while the children’s books and the unpublished poetry categories have less finalists. Congratulations to all, many thanks for sharing all the fine books and for your support for yet another year. We truly hope that there will be a live awards ceremony next spring in Athens. In the meantime, last year’s Grand Prize for unpublished books -Lessons from the Greeks by Gail Sidonie Sobat- has already been published by Strange Days Books in a bilingual edition. Also, we will soon release two more books translated in Greek; Exile Music by Jennifer Steil (Grand Prize for published books) and Lizardmaid by Robin Luce Martin (Three Rock Prize).

Final results on December 30, 2021. Judges for the final stage: Gail Sidonie Sobat (grand prize winner 2020) P.H.C. Marchesi (grand prize winner 2019), Andriana Minou and Gregory Papadoyiannis.

EYELANDS BOOK AWARDS 2021 – THE FINALISTS

(Title of book, name of author and place of residence)

Category: NOVELS PUBLISHED

The Stroke Artist /Bevan Choate, MD

USA

The Smoke is me, Burning / C A Blintzios

Greece

Honour’s Rest / Judith Crow

Scotland

Childfree /Claire Sewell

New Zealand

The Landlord of Hummingbird House / Jane Harvey

UK; Channel Islands

Don’t think a single thought / Diana Cambridge

UK

Mia / Kayla Eason

USA

NOVELS UNPUBLISHED

The Museum of Our Realities / Raluca Comanelea /USA

An Eye for an Eye, a Tooth for a Tooth /João Cerqueira

Portugal

Finisterre / Caroline Brothers /UK

In Transit / Ollie Randall /UK

Bridge over the Neretva / Django Wylie /Switzerland

The Accidental Time Traveller / Sylvia Bluck /UK

From Now On / D.R. Hill

UK

POETRY PUBLISHED

Tears In My Bread /Maria Papageorgiou-Foroudi

Australia

Nigger for life / Neal Hall /USA

Perishable World / Author: Alicia Hokanson /USA

Hummingbird From Heaven/ Keti Bozukova /Bulgaria

Scripted seeds and other poems /T M Raghuram /India

POETRY UNPUBLISHED

Transitory /Subhaga Crystal Bacon /USA

Ensemble -(Refugee Voices, Images and Artists Installations)/ Joan Michelson, 

UK

Resistance /Colin Campbell Robinson /Scotland

SHORT STORIES PUBLISHED

Let Us Look Elsewhere / Mona Dash

UK

It’s Funny Until Someone Loses an Eye (Then It’s Really Funny)

/ Kurt Luchs / USA

Fugitives – different voices, different stories / E.C.Gardiner /UK

Broken In: A Novel in Stories / Jadi Campbell /Germany

 Love Stories for Hectic People / Catherine McNamara /Italy

Quaternity: Four Novellas from the Carpathians / Maria Rybakova/

Kazakhstan

SHORT STORIES UNPUBLISHED

A General History of the Feminine Brain / Raluca Comanelea /USA

Rakiya / Ellis Shuman /Israel

Cursed Beauty / Valentina Tsoneva/USA

Slices of Cake: A Collection of Short Stories / Christina Hoag /USA

HISTORICAL FICTION PUBLISHED

Ninety-Nine Fire Hoops /Allison Hong Merrill /USA

Drudegries for Feat, Identifying and Leveraging Opportunities in a Foreign Country / Beatrice Hofmann / UK

Rude Talk in Athens: Ancient Rivals, the Birth of Comedy, and a Writer’s Journey through Greece/ Mark Haskell Smith /USA

The Strathmore Stories /R.A.Lucas /Canada

Malabar Musings / T M Raghuram /India 

HISTORICAL FICTION UNPUBLISHED

Hiroshima Bomb Money / Terry Watada /Canada

Yesteryear / Stephen G. Eoannou /USA

The Swimmer /David Tenenbaum/USA

China China / Tong Ge /Canada

A Girl Called Redemption / Sophie Neville /UK

 CHILDREN PUBLISHED

The Buried City – A Tale of Two Time Zones / Judith Brulo/UK
Sailing away to Nod /  Brenda M. Spalding /USA

 Thread and Thrum /Jane Bower/UK

CHILDREN UNPUBLISHED

Evolution / Zelda Conway /UK

The Great Mountain / J.T. Berk /USA

The Grinning Throat/ Kate Wiseman /UK

A Tooth Too Far / James Wright /UK

Griff, Luke and Ariadne in: The kingdom of Trung Trung Karmo /Judith Brulo / UK

1941 /Abigail Keoghan /Ireland

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