News: Jessie Greengrass shortlisted for The Sunday Times / Peter Fraser Dunlop Young Writer of the Year Award
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We highlighted her in your Reading Passports this year as a Future Voice to watch in the publishing industry and it has today been announced that Jessie Greengrass has been shortlisted for The Sunday Times/ Peter Fraser Dunlop Young Writer of the Year Award. She is recognised for her short story collection An Account of the Decline of the Great Auk According to One Who Saw it, published by John Murray Originals. She has also notably won the Edge Hill Short Story Prize 2016 for the collection.
The prize is awarded annually for the best fiction, non-fiction or poetry by a young British or Irish author aged between 18 and 35. The winner will receive £5000 and prizes will also be given to the three runners up.
Joining Jessie on the shortlist are Max Porter, Andrew Macmillan and Benjamin Wood.
The prize winner will be announced at a ceremony held on 8th December 2016 and for the first time in the prize’s history, the judging panel will be joined by a ‘shadow panel’ of noted book bloggers who will help make the decision – truly taking publishing into the future.
Good luck to Jessie and all the shortlistees from Reading Passport HQ. We look forward to hearing the result!