Earlier this year, I was lucky enough to be a judge in the Sony Young Movellist Australia competition. The results have now been announced on the Movellas website: http://www.movellas.com/blog/show/201408221132537516/sony-young-movellist-australia-the-winners

I was blown away by the quality of the shortlisted entries. Each manuscript had its own strengths and it was incredibly difficult to choose a winner.

Huge congratulations to the winner and runners-up! Your novels were clever, creative and a joy to read.

Congratulations also to every young writer who submitted a story. The standard of entries was exceptional. No doubt I’ll be seeing many of your names in the bookshops one day!