The award-winning novelist and political commentator Elif Shafak and the acclaimed cultural historian and biographer Lucy Hughes-Hallett will join Andrew Holgate on the judging panel of The Sunday Times / Peter Frasers + Dunlop Young Writer of the Year Award. Now run in association with the University of Warwick, the prize rewards the best work of fiction, non-fiction or poetry by a British or Irish author aged between 18 and 35.
To be eligible for The Sunday Times / Peters Fraser + Dunlop Young Writer of the Year Award books must have been first published in the UK and/or Republic of Ireland, in the English language, between 2 May 2016 and 2 June 2017. This year, self-published authors in particular are being encouraged to apply.
Previous winners include: Max Porter Grief Is The Thing With Feathers (Faber & Faber), Sarah Howe Loop of Jade (Chatto & Windus), Ross Raisin God's Own Country (2009) and Adam Foulds The Truth About These Strange Times (2008).
Entries are now open for the 2017 Award. To apply please download the entry form here.
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