Yeovil Literary Prize 2017

My debut YA Novel Strength has been Very Highly Commended (or a ‘proud 4th’ apparently) in the Novel category of the 2017 Yeovil Literary Prize. I’m thrilled with the result, and to be commended by this prestigious international competition. The judge said: “Strength’s Scottish setting is a mix of ‘stale radiator air, carpet dust, and the lingering smell of boiled eggs.’ From this bleak environment emerge the voices of Robbie and Kat, whom the author introduces with detail and intimacy, deftly balancing their voices and perspectives with the world in which they live.”

The manuscript for Strength is currently in submission with literary agents.

2017 is the 14th Yeovil Literary Prize for aspiring and established writers around the world. What started as a small competition, as a way to raise the profile of the arts in the town of Yeovil in the West Country of England, it has grown into a vibrant hub for literature and has lead to a partnership in the Yeovil Literary Festival. It’s an international competition with a warm local heart.

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