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Taymour Soomro, Maddie Mortimer and Paddy Crewe shortlisted for the Society of Authors Awards 2023

The shortlists for the Society of Authors Awards have been announced and featured are novels by Taymour Soomro, Maddie Mortimer and Paddy Crewe. Debut novels Maps of Our Speculator Bodies by Maddie Mortimer (Picador) and My Name is Yip by Paddy Crewe (Doubleday) have made the shortlist for four for this year's the Betty Trask Prize, which honours the best debut by a writer under 35-years-old. For the McKitterick Prize, which is the prize for a first novel by an author over 40, Taymour Soomro is shortlisted for Other Names for Love published by Harvill Secker, Penguin Random House UK. 

The annual Society of Authors’ Awards recognising the best and most promising voices of the year. The Awards events are generously supported by the Authors’ Licensing and Collecting Society (ALCS). Over £100,000 is awarded annually for poetry, fiction, non-fiction and illustration.

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