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category so, as we do every year, there are more finalists in the novels category while the children’s books and the unpublished poetry categories have less finalists.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 In the meantime, last year’s Grand Prize for unpublished books -Lessons from the Greeks by Gail Sidonie Sobat- has already been published by Strange Days Books in a bilingual edition.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NOVELS UNPUBLISHED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 / By Ollie Randall

USA

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POETRY UNPUBLISHED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

Germany

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

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