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Sunday Times / University of Warwick Young Writer of the Year Award 2019

Book Review: Stubborn Archivist by Yara Rodrigues Fowler

Book reviews By December 5, 2019 Tags: , , , , 1 Comment

I hadn’t come across Yara Rodrigues Fowler’s Stubborn Archivist before it was shortlisted together with three other books for the Sunday Times / Young Writer of the Year Award. For me, it’s a perfect example of how valuable this prize is in championing talented and exciting new voices while also broadening their prospective reader base. I’m thrilled to have discovered…

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Book Review: Salt Slow by Julia Armfield

Book reviews, Short Stories By December 3, 2019 Tags: , , , , No Comments

I bought Julia Armfield’s much-anticipated debut story collection, Salt Slow, shortly after it came out in May this year. It’s since been shortlisted for the Sunday Times / Young Writer of the Year Award and, with the winner due to be announced on Thursday evening, I wanted to share my thoughts on it. In her brilliantly inventive and haunting debut…

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Book Review: Testament by Kim Sherwood

Book reviews By December 2, 2019 Tags: , , , , , No Comments

Kim Sherwood’s Testament won the 2016 Bath Novel Award and is one of the four books shortlisted for this year’s Sunday Times / University of Warwick Young Writer of the Year Award which is announced on Thursday. Of everyone in her complicated family, Eva was closest to her grandfather: a charismatic painter – and a keeper of secrets. So when…

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