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“It has never been more difficult for young writers to gain notice and establish a career than it is today, and the Young Writer of the Year Award is hugely important for the way it puts the spotlight on our best emerging talent. The prestige of the award, and its extraordinary list of past winners, have made it a literary kite mark, and a really effective way of supporting the best new young British and Irish talent.” Andrew Holgate, Literary Editor, The Sunday TimesRead all the latest book reviews at thesundaytimes.co.uk/books
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Caroline Michel is the inaugural patron of the Young Writer of The Year Award.Peters Fraser + Dunlop is one of the longest-established literary and talent agencies in London, and was sponsor of the Young Writer of the Year Award from its reignition in 2015 until 2018.
“The Young Writer of the Year Award has always been one of enormous significance and it has been such a privilege and such fun being involved and developing the prize to where it is now. Prizes like this mean so much at the beginning of a writer’s career and it’s been a joy to be involved and continue to be involved as a patron.“ Caroline Michel, CEO Peters Fraser + Dunlop
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