Angela was our 2015 winner with her short story collection Don't Try this at Home. She has twice been shortlisted for the Costa Prize and is represented by Imogen Pelham at Marjacq literary agency. Details are here.
Jacob M Appel
Jacob won First Prize in 2013 for his hilarious novel The Man Who Wouldn't Stand Up. He was also Category Winner in 2019 for his short story collection Amazing Things are Happening Here. Jacob's short story collection Eintein's Beach House was shortlisted by us in 2015. He has had many short stories published in literary journals and won the Dundee International Book Prize.
Jaq won the Young Adult category in 2017 for her novel My Life as a Bench. Her first novel I Came to Find a Girl was included in the Telegraph's Best Crime Fiction 2015 and shortlisted for the Virginia Prize for Fiction.
Laura won Book of the Year 2016 for her Young Adult book Echoes which has sold over 15,000 copies. The title entered the Kindle Top 100 UK Bestsellers list in 2020. Laura's website is here.
Lisa was the 2016 Non Fiction winner for Sea Journal. She won the Society of Literature Giles St Aubyn Award for Non Fiction and her forthcoming book Rag and Bone will be published by John Murray in June 2020. Lisa's website is here.
Melanie won the Short Story Category for 2017 with her collection Ilama Sutra. She also won the Rubery Short Story Competition in 2012 for her story Peacock Girl. She has had stories subsequently broadcast on BBC Radio 4 and was a contender for the Edgehill Prize for 2017. Melanie's website is here.
Sasha won the 2015 Prize for her Non Fiction book A Brush with the Coast. Her paintings have been exhibited in various galleries in the UK. Here is Sasha's website.
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