The Sunday Times/Peters Fraser & Dunlop Young Writer of the Year Award 2016 shortlist

The Sunday Times/Peters Fraser & Dunlop Young Writer of the Year Award shortlist

Following on from last week’s announcement that I am on the shadow panel for the The Sunday Times/Peters Fraser & Dunlop Young Writer of the Year Award, I can now reveal some more exciting news: the shortlist has been unveiled.

There are just four titles in contention for the £5,000 prize — and each one is deliciously different from each other. The shortlist comprises a chunky novel, a poetry collection, a short story collection and a novella — which is going to prove a rather interesting judging challenge, I must say, for how can you compare apples with oranges?

The list is as follows:

I read and reviewed Grief is the Thing with Feathers for my book group earlier this year; I will be reading and reviewing the remaining three over the next few weeks prior to the prize announcement in early December.

For more information, please do visit the official prize website.

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7 thoughts on “The Sunday Times/Peters Fraser & Dunlop Young Writer of the Year Award 2016 shortlist

  1. The only one of these I have heard of is the Max Porter and that is really because he won the prize. I dontt envy the judge trying to decide between such vastly different styles

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