Sunday Times/Peters Fraser & Dunlop Young Writer of the Year Award book giveaway: win the four shortlisted titles


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It’s that time of year when the calendar is awash with  long lists, short lists and literary prize announcements.

One of the most exciting prizes is the newly relaunched Sunday Times/Peters Fraser & Dunlop Young Writer of the Year Award 2015, which recognises the best literary work of fiction, non-fiction or poetry by a British or Irish writer aged 35 and under.  The winner receives £5,000, while the three runners-up get £500 each.

Previous winners have included Zadie Smith (for White Teeth in 2001) and William Fiennes (for the The Snow Geese in 2003).

This year’s shortlist comprises four very different books:

  • Ben FergussonThe Spring of Kasper Meier, a critically acclaimed historical fiction debut
  • Sarah HoweLoop of Jade, a poetic exploration of heritage and identity
  • Sunjeev SahotaThe Year of the Runaways, his Man Booker shortlisted second novel
  • Sara TaylorThe Shore, a Baileys-nominated collection of interlinked short stories

Thanks to FMcM Associates, the PR firm looking after publicity for the prize, I’m lucky enough to have a signed set of the shortlisted titles to offer as a special competition prize for one lucky reader of this blog.

To enter the prize draw, simply leave a comment below by 6pm on Friday 27 November. I’ll then select a winner at random using a random number generator.

Please note: you can only enter if you live in the UK or Ireland.

In the meantime, if you live in London, you might like to attend a special free Foyles event on Monday 23 November with three of the shortlisted authors and three previous winners, who will be in conversation with Sunday Times literary editor Andrew Holgate. You can find out more here.

I used an online random number generator to select a winner. The number chosen was 2. That means the winner is ORANGEPEKOEREVIEWS — congratulations!  I’ll be in touch soon to find out your mailing address.. Thanks to everyone who entered — and commiserations if you missed out.

11 thoughts on “Sunday Times/Peters Fraser & Dunlop Young Writer of the Year Award book giveaway: win the four shortlisted titles”

  1. I’ve been hearing a lot about this prize lately and The Shore and The Year of the Runnaway have been on my wishlist for some time so I would love a chance of winning this set. Thanks for another great giveaway.


  2. Delighted to see the return of this prize – anything that gives young authors a boost is good news. Do I want to be the lucky winner of this giveaway? Hell of course I do…..


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