The winner of the inaugural Deborah Rogers Writers’ Award 2016, chosen from over 800 entries, was Sharlene Wen-Ning Teo for her novel-in-progress, Ponti. The two runners-up were Imogen Hermes Gowar (The Mermaid and Mrs Hancock, a historical novel) and Guy Stagg (The Crossway, a work of non-fiction).
The judges were Shena Mackay (Chair), Owen Sheers and Kate Summerscale.
All three shortlisted entrants are pictured here with the judges and Ian McEwan at the Award Ceremony in May 2016 (from left to right: Kate Summerscale, Guy Stagg, Sharlene Wen-Ning Teo, Ian McEwan, Imogen Hermes Gowar, Shena Mackay and Owen Sheers).
Dates for submissions for the 2017/18 Deborah Rogers Foundation Writers’ Award will be announced in Spring 2017.