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Joe Stretch, winner of a Somerset Maugham Award 2013

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 2013 Awards

Ned Beauman for The Teleportation Accident (Sceptre), Abi Curtis for The Glass Delusion (Salt), Joe Stretch for The Adult (Cape) and Lucy Wood for Diving Belles (Bloomsbury). Each received £2,500.

Judges: Bidisha, William Fiennes and Benjamin Markovits.



Pictured left to right: Abi Curtis, Joe Stretch and Lucy Wood.


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