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Seán Hewitt Shortlisted for Young Writer of the Year Award 2020

Seán Hewitt's debut collection Tongues of Fires, which mixes deeply meditative verses on nature and sex, grief and loss with new translations of old Irish verses, is among five authors shortlisted for The Sunday Times/University of Warwick Young Writer of the Year Award 2020. 

This is the first year the judges have decided on a shortlist five instead of the usual four books. The winner, which will be announced on December 10, will be offered prize money as well as a bespoke ten-week residency by the University of Warwick, home to the Warwick Writing Programme, and will be given a year’s free membership by the London Library, host of the award ceremony in previous years. All five shorlistees will be championed overseas by the British Council, and will also have their work featured on the website of the literary magazine Granta.

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