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The Sunday Times/PFD Young Writer of the Year Award 2016

Sponsored by the Sunday Times and literary agency Peters Fraser & Dunlop, the Young Writer of the Year Award recognises the best literary work of fiction, non-fiction or poetry by a British or Irish writer aged between 18 and 35, with £5,000 awarded to the winner for outstanding literary merit. Following a hiatus since 2009, it was relaunched last year and won by Sarah Howe for her poetry collection ‘Loop of Jade’.Sunday Times Young Writer

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Young Writer of the Year Award 2015: Book Reviews Part 2

After reading The Shore by Sara Taylor and The Spring of Kasper Meier by Ben Fergusson earlier this month, I’ve been reading the other two books shortlisted for this year’s Sunday Times / PFD Young Writer of the Year Award. They are ‘The Year of the Runaways’ by Sunjeev Sahota and this year’s winner ‘Loop of Jade’ by Sarah Howe.winner 2015 sunday times / peters fraser + dunlop young writer of the year award

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Young Writer of the Year Award 2015: Book Reviews Part 1

It was announced on Thursday that Sarah Howe has won this year’s Sunday Times / PFD Young Writer of the Year Award for her first collection of poetry ‘Loop of Jade’ which explores her dual British-Chinese heritage.

winner 2015 sunday times / peters fraser + dunlop young writer of the year award

The prize recognises the best literary work of fiction, non-fiction or poetry by a British or Irish writer aged 35 and under, with £5,000 awarded to the winner for outstanding literary merit and I was lucky enough to attend the award ceremony at the London Library on Thursday. It was a great opportunity to visit one of the capital’s most iconic libraries, especially given that life membership costs in the region of £20,000 if you’re under 30 which is, unfortunately, slightly out of my price range.

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The Sunday Times / PFD Young Writer of the Year Award 2015

Yesterday, I went to a special bloggers reception for the Young Writer of the Year Award at the Groucho Club in London. Sponsored by the Sunday Times and literary agency Peters Fraser & Dunlop, the prize recognises the best literary work of fiction, non-fiction or poetry by a British or Irish writer aged 35 and under, with £5,000 awarded to the winner for outstanding literary merit.

Sunday Times Young Writer of the Year Shortlist 2015

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Even More Spine Poetry

After my previous attempts here and here, I am discovering that spine poetry is not only a lot of fun, it is an excellent form of procrastination from the tons of reading I have to do for my Masters degree.  The titles of textbooks about political economy are not very inspiring unfortunately but here is my latest effort:

Even more spine poetry

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More Spine Poetry

After my previous attempt at spine poetry, here is my latest effort… and this time, it rhymes!  Spine poetry can be quite challenging as it is hard to come up with something that actually makes some sort of sense, even allowing for some artistic or poetic licence.  It’s still fun though 🙂  I doubt I’ll be able to manage another one that actually rhymes.  I think that might be my peak.

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