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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