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The Sunday Times Young Writer of the Year Award is relaunched on Sunday 11 April 2015 as The Sunday Times / Peters Fraser & Dunlop Young Writer of the Year Award, 24 years after it began. Worth £5,000 and sponsored by literary agency Peters Fraser & Dunlop for the first time, the newly relaunched award aims to build on its extraordinary heritage of recognising, supporting and giving vital early encouragement to an array of our finest writers, while reinvigorating it for the next generation.

The Award was suspended in 2008, but now, in partnership with Peters Fraser & Dunlop, the Sunday Times is set to comprehensively revitalise it, while building on its remarkable past. The Sunday Times / Peters Fraser & Dunlop Award will offer two significant and exciting innovations: to extend its reach by including writers from Ireland and to include self-published works as well as those from publishers – putting the prize in tune with the changing landscape of British publishing.

“We hope that the Sunday Times / Peters Fraser & Dunlop Young Writer of the Year Award will throw the spotlight very firmly on the best of new British and Irish talent, whether published or self-published, and give them the sort of encouragement and exposure that has made such a difference to both shortlistees and winners of this prize in the past.” Andrew Holgate, Sunday Times Literary Editor

“Peters Fraser and Dunlop are delighted to be involved in the Sunday Times Award. Our work is to find exceptional  new writers and to create opportunities for them  to reach the broadest possible readership.  The most significant change in publishing since the prize was created is the growth in self-publishing and this Award  is a unique opportunity to showcase emerging young talents from the digital world alongside writers breaking out  through mainstream publishing.” Caroline Michel, CEO Peters Fraser & Dunlop

For more information and to apply visit the Society of Authors website.

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