Writer of the Year: Fiction

Judged by
Dr Glenda Cooper - Senior Lecturer, Department of Journalism; Reviews Editor ‘Journalism’, City, University of London
Kenya Hunt, Editor in Chief, Elle UK
Liz Hunt - Assistant Editor Features & Comment, The Daily Mail

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The Perse School
‘Alphonse’s Story’ by Neelkantha Mukherjee

An excellent piece of imaginative writing, evocative, gripping and the writer achieves a slow, tantalising build up of horror. We really wanted to know what happened – and the climax surprised us all.

Highly Commended

Altrincham Grammar School for Boys
‘Broken Shadow’ by Olutosin Arlyo

A lovely piece of writing. Could not be more topical. A brilliant fictional way into a news story that many of us are familiar with.

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