The Guardian Hot Key Books Young Writers Prize:
Two unpublished young authors have landed themselves £10,000 book deals after winning the first Guardian Hot Key Books Young Writers prize.
Vivian Versus the Apocalypse by Katie Coyle, 25, from New Jersey, and The Rig by Joe Ducie, 24, from Perth, Australia, will both be published by Hot Key Books on 5 September this year. The books were named joint winners of the award, for new writers between 18 and 25 writing for readers between 13 and 19 years old. They were picked by a panel of judges including the Guardian’s Julia Eccleshare, authors Will Hill and Elen Caldecott, bookseller John Newman and Hot Key Books publisher Emily Thomas.
Thomas said their win marked the arrival of "two fantastic new voices" in young adult fiction.