Shrewsbury School

BBC Young Writers' Award Success

Friday 25 September 2020

Talented Salopian author Eustacia F (M L6) has been hailed among the best writers of her generation with notable success in a prestigious national writing competition.

Judges of the BBC Young Writers’ Award have long-listed the poetic and beautifully poised short story ‘A Hundred Moons’ which Eustacia wrote during Mr Fraser-Andrews’ Creative Writing programme. Her entry was one of just 50 considered for the shortlist from nearly a 1,000 entries to the hotly-fought annual prize.

“This is an awesome achievement,” says Mr Fraser-Andrews. “Eustacia exhibits a rare poetic sensibility in her thoughtful and considerate approach to her craft. She is dedicated and her reading is voluminous – all of which makes her a exemplary president of this year’s Creative Writing Society.”

Held in conjunction with First Story and Cambridge University, the competition will see its winner will be announced live on Front Row at 7pm on 6th October. You can read and listen to the five stories eventually shortlisted at www.bbc.co.uk/ywa, or on the Short Story podcast on BBC Sounds.

Eustacia’s entry can be viewed at https://shrewsbury.fireflycloud.net/english/creative-writing-lockdown-2020

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