The Somerset Maugham Awards
W. Somerset Maugham set up a fund in 1947 to enable young writers to enrich their work by gaining experience of foreign countries.
- Awarded to British authors under the age of 35 for a published work of fiction, non-fiction or poetry
- The prize money must be used for foreign travel
- The deadline for the 2014 awards has passed. Details of the 2015 awards will be announced in due course
The 2014 Awards
Winners: Nadifa Mohamed for The Orchard of Lost Souls (Simon & Schuster) received £4,000, Daisy Hildyard for Hunters in the Snow (Cape) received £4,000, and Amy Sackville for Orkney (Granta) received £2,000.
Judges: Naomi Alderman, Bidisha, and Adam O’Riordan.
Pictured: Nadifa Mohamed.
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