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.
- Prize money totalling £10,000
- 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 annual deadline for entries is 30 November
- Application forms for the 2014 awards will be available to download shortly
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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