2021 FAB Prize Winners
Author Narjas Zatat and illustrator Shirley Hottier are the winners of the fifth annual FAB Prize for “new writers and illustrators from underrepresented backgrounds.”
Zatat won the text prize with her epic YA fantasy submission, Djinn-touched, described by the judges as ‘engaging, sumptuous and magical. Narjas is an incredibly talented storyteller with the potential to be a true writing star. The decision was unanimous.’
Author Ben Williams came in second with a submission described as using “prophecy, magic and other fantastical elements….”
The FAB Prize was created by Faber & Faber and the Andlyn Literary Agency. First place winners each receive £1,500 plus “opportunities including a free place on a Faber Academy writing course, a one-year portfolio membership from the AOI, a place on a five-part publishing insights programme and the opportunity to shadow established authors and illustrators via BookTrust.” Runners-up receive £500 each.
For more information, including samples of the shortlisted works, see the official website.
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