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VANESSA SAVAGE WINS MYRIAD’S 2016 FIRST DRAFTS COMPETITION
A panel of bestselling crime writers — Lisa Cutts, Elly Griffiths, Elizabeth Haynes, Peter James and Lesley Thomson — gathered at Waterstones Piccadilly to present this year’s First Drafts award to Vanessa Savage, describing the extract from her novel in progress as ‘a big bold idea about grief and memory made real…heralding an original new voice in the genre.’

BENJAMIN JOHNCOCK WINS THE 2016 AUTHORS’ CLUB BEST FIRST NOVEL AWARD
Congratulations to Benjamin Johncock whose critically acclaimed novel of the space race, The Last Pilot, has won The Authors’ Club Best First Novel Award. Anthony Quinn, who presented the award, commended the novel for ‘its disciplined craftsmanship, its immersion in an historical era, and its profound engagement with human loss.’ Umi Sinha’s epic of love, loss and homeland, Belonging, was also shortlisted for the award. Jonathan Kemp won the award with London Triptych in 2010.

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Myriad publishes award-winning literary fiction, crime and thrillers, and graphic novels, and produces the ground-breaking State of the World atlas series. Our bestselling authors include Dan Smith, crime writers Elizabeth Haynes and Lesley Thomson, and graphic authors Darryl Cunningham, Kate Evans and Una. We champion new and emerging authors through two work-in-progress competitions and the Quick Fictions app. You can read more about Myriad here.

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