The Mermaid and Mrs. Hancock by Imogen Hermes Gowar (Harvill Secker) and Elmet by Fiona Mozley (John Murray) are among the four shortlisted titles for the Sunday Times/Peters Fraser + Dunlop Young Writer of the Year Award, for work by British or Irish authors 18-35 years old. The 2018 shortlist consists of two novels and two works of nonfiction. The winner receives a £5,000 prize, and each runner-up receives £500. The judges for 2018 are Susan Hill, Andrew Holgate, and Kamila Shamsie. The winner will be announced on December 6, 2018 during a ceremony at the London Library in London UK.
For more information, including the complete shortlist, see the award website.
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