The quintet of books named to the UK Young Writer of the Year award shortlist this year includes memoir, novels, and poetry collections.
One juror for the 2020 Young Writer of the Year award says she hopes ‘we won’t see a rash of virus or pandemic stories.’
Raymond Antrobus is the 2019 Young Writer of the Year for his poetry collection, The Perseverance, published in the UK by Penned in the Margins.
Two titles from Hachette imprints, one from Pan Macmillan and one from Penned in the Margins are shortlisted for this year’s Young Writer of the Year Award.
The Sunday Times/PFD prize for writers aged 18 to 35 opens a new resource, while the Paul Torday Prize will honor a debut novelist decades older.
Elif Shafak and Lucy Hughes-Hallett are named judges in London; the public is one of five judges in the Alabama-based Harper Lee Prize.