Friday, September 14, 2007

Wake Up, Fellas!

Henry Sutton, chair of judges for the fiction section of the New Writing Ventures awards and literary editor of the Daily Mirror has issued a wake-up call to male writers in the UK after all six awards went to women.

Michelle Pauli in the Guardian reports that Sutton was:
"surprised and saddened" when he realised that no men had made the grade to even reach the shortlist for the category.
The awards were launched two years ago by Booktrust and the New Writing Partnership, and are intended to nurture new writing talent.

The fiction award was won by Azmar Dar for the first chapter of a novel called The Secret Arts.

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