• Judges

Andrew Holgate

The Sunday Times Literary Editor

Andrew Holgate has been the Literary Editor of The Sunday Times for eight years, and before that was the Deputy Literary Editor for nine. He has worked in bookselling, publishing and literary journalism, and has judged many other prizes, including the Samuel Johnson Award and the Somerset Maugham.

Commenting on the 2016 shortlist, Andrew said: “The Sunday Times/Peters Fraser + Dunlop Young Writer of the Year Award is designed to celebrate the best of new British and Irish writing talent, whether published or self-published, and offer the sort of encouragement and exposure that has made such a difference to past shortlistees and winners, from Robert MacFarlane, Simon Armitage and Sarah Waters, to its most recent winners, Sarah Howe and Max Porter.”

Young Writer Award @YoungWriterYear

Follow us on twitter. The Young Writer of the Year Award is a prize of £10,000 for a writer under 35.

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