I cannot tell you all how delighted to announce for The Sunday Times / Peters Fraser + Dunlop Young Writer Of The Year Award, in association with The University of Warwick Shadow Panel winner is Imogen Hermes Gowar with the fabulous The Mermaid And Mrs Hancock (Published by Harvill Secker) You can read the official announcement here

Many Congratulations to Imogen Hermes Gowar for this. It was a really close call. Due to circumstances beyond my control, I didn’t make the meeting (thanks to Network Rail) and contributed via phone from the train as it made its way into London. It was a shame as I was really looking forward to meeting all my shadow panel members.

Here we all are holding the winning book



I am really looking forward to seeing what the real judges pick next week!

Follow our Winner on Twitter: @girlhermes. And her publisher: @harvillsecker
Here is the round up of all the shadow panel reviews.
Don’t forget to follow the award on twitter @youngwriteryear And the has tag #youngwriterawardshadow
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