Kirsten Miller Shortlisted for The Wilbur and Niso Smith Foundation Prize
28 Apr 2016
Congratulations to PEN SA member Kirsten Miller, whose manuscript The Hum of the Sun has been shortlisted for Best Unpublished Adventure Manuscript for the Inaugural Wilbur Smith Adventure Writing Prizes!
Read the press release below for the other prize shortlists:
The Wilbur and Niso Smith Foundation is Delighted to Announce the Complete Shortlists for the Inaugural Wilbur Smith Adventure Writing Prize
Tuesday 26 April
We are delighted to announce the names for two additional prizes. These are:
BEST UNPUBLISHED ADVENTURE MANUSCRIPT
John Righten CHURCHILL’S ROGUE
Kirsten Miller THE HUM OF THE SUN
Stanley Gazemba KHAMA
Mark Isherwood DUTCH
Zirk van den Berg STARLIGHT & STONE
The winner of the prize for the best unpublished manuscript will be offered the opportunity of a creative writing residency at the University of Cape Town and career guidance from Wilbur Smith’s literary agent Kevin Conroy Scott.
AUTHOR OF TOMORROW AWARD
Alex Atkinson JUNGLE GOLD
Rory Hinshelwood AND WITH THE WIND IT WENT
Alice Sargent CHEROKEE ROSE
The winner of the author of tomorrow award (for the best adventure short story under 5 000 words, written by someone between the ages of 12 and 21) will receive £1 000 pounds sterling.
The prizes will be awarded at a prestigious event, hosted by the BBC’s Kate Silverton, at the Royal Geographical Society on the 12th of May 2016.
The shortlist for the £10 000 first prize was announced earlier this month:
Corban Addison THE TEARS OF DARK WATER (Quercus)
Manda Scott INTO THE FIRE (Bantam)
Roger Hobbs VANISHING GAMES (Corgi)
Ben Kane EAGLES AT WAR (Arrow)
Andy McDermott THE REVELATION CODE (Headline)
Simon Scarrow BRITANNIA (Headline)
Niso Smith, Founder of the Wilbur and Niso Smith Foundation says: “The Wilbur and Niso Smith Foundation was created to allow us to share our love of adventure writing with the world. Over the years, we have travelled together through Africa, Asia, Europe and the Americas, and in every country and culture we have found storytellers weaving tales of adventure. The foundation’s aim is to aim is to introduce true talent from across the globe to the reading world.”
For more information on the Wilbur and Niso Smith Foundation, visit www.wilbur-niso-smithfoundation.org
(Image courtesy of Random Struik)