Hi, folks! Okay, so you may remember that a little while back I revealed that I’m sitting on the shadow panel for the Young Writer of the Year Award. At the time, I wasn’t allowed to share too much information because it was all under embargo, but I’m pleased to announce that I can finally reveal this year’s shortlist!
As an aside, this is the first year that five books made the shortlist because the judges just couldn’t choose. That says a lot about how difficult it’s going to be for us, the shadow panel, to choose our favourite!
And so without further ado, here’s the shortlist:
Minoo Dinshaw: Outlandish Knight: The Byzantine Life of Steven Runciman (Penguin)
Claire North: The End of the Day (Orbit)
Julianne Pachico: The Lucky Ones (Faber)
Sally Rooney: Conversations with Friends (Faber)
Sara Taylor: The Lauras (Heinemann)
I’m super looking forward to getting stuck in and I’ve already started reading some of the books. You’ll be able to see my reviews for each of the books in the coming weeks and be sure to check back for more information on the Young Writer of the Year Award.