Sunday Times 2019 young writer award opens for entries

News - Prizes Monday, 15th April 2019

Award won last year by Adam Weymouth

Submissions are open for the Sunday Times/Young Writer of the Year Award. The £5,000 award, for writers aged between 18 and 35, takes place in association with the University of Warwick.

The 2018 award went to Adam Weymouth for his travel book Kings of the Yukon (Particular Books). He succeeded novelists Sally Rooney (Conversations with Friends, Faber, 2017) and Max Porter (Grief Is the Thing with Feathers, Faber, 2016).

Warwick University offers a 10-week residency to the winner. The British Council is the award's international partner, and the award administrator is the Society of Authors.

Submissions close on Saturday 15 June. Eligible books are first published in the UK and/or the Republic of Ireland, in the English language, between 9 June 2018 and 14 June 2019.

The award website features tips from authors including Nick Hornby, Elif Shafak, Mary Beard and Anne Enright, along with a monthly How-To series, written last year by AL Kennedy.