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Young Writers final for Abiah


Year 13 Falmouth College student Abiah Wyatt was recently given the huge honour of being shortlisted in the final of the 2017 BBC Young Writers Award. Stories were written by young writers ranging from 14-18 years old, who were each asked to create ‘whole worlds’ in under 1000 words, with Abiah one of only five finalists from 500 entries.

The competition is in its third year and each of the entrants stories were showcased live on BBC Radio 4. Abiah’s story, titled ‘Sunflowers’ was a poignant and dream-like story of domestic abuse told with raw and brutal beauty, the sunflower field of sunflowers setting was inspired by a family holiday in France.

BBC Radio 1 DJ and judge for the competition Alice Levine, said “Every year, when we get to the point of discussing the shortlist, it seems to get harder and harder as the standard is just so high. This year we have five wonderful stories that truly reflect the breadth of talent and imagination in young writers in the country today. It's a very exciting time."

A huge well done to Abiah for a remarkable achievement. You can read her story in full, by clicking here.

Posted on: 11/10/17

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