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For the first time, this year’s award will also be chronicled by an official shadow judging panel made up of some of the country’s leading book bloggers: Eric Karl Andersen (lonesomereader.com)Kim Forrester (readingmattersblog.com)Naomi Frisby (thewritesofwoman.wordpress.com)Charlie Place (wormhole.carnelianvalley.com), and Simon Savidge (savidgereads.wordpress.com).

The 2016 Shadow Panel will be reading and discussing the four books shortlisted by the Award Panel (tba on 6 November).  You can follow along at their blogs and on twitter with #YoungWriterAwardShadow.  Dan Dalton, Books Editor at Buzzfeed, will chair the Shadow Panel.

Young Writer Award @YoungWriterYear

Follow us on twitter. The Young Writer of the Year Award is a prize of £5,000 for a writer under 35.

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