We are thrilled to finally announce the nine shortlisted authors for the 2015 Luke Bitmead Bursary.
Selected by a judging panel including authors Katie Fforde, Sam Mills, Guardian journalist Marta Bausells, Luke Bitmead's family and Legend Press, the winner will be annouced at an award ceremony evening in Central London on 20th November 2015. The winning author will receive £2,500 and a publishing contract.
The nine shortlisted authors are:
Bren Gosling - The Street Sweeper
Deidre Macfarlane - Flight Path
Hugo Gibson - Storm Still
Jennifer Lewin - When Petals Fall
Joanne Phillips - This Beautiful World
Louise Sharland - Vigil
Lyn Farrell - The Wacky Man
Mirandi Riwoe - Fragrance of the Night
Sue Reynolds - Temporary Spaces
We were thrilled with the high level of quality amongst this year's entries, and we look forward to announcing the winner!