The Somerset Maugham Awards
W. Somerset Maugham set up a fund in 1947 to enable young writers to enrich their work by gaining experience of foreign countries.
- Prize money totalling £12,000
- Awarded to British authors under the age of 35 for a published work of fiction, non-fiction or poetry
- The prize money must be used for foreign travel
- The annual deadline for entries is 30 November
- Application forms for the 2014 awards will be available to download shortly
The 2011 Awards
Miriam Gamble for The Squirrels Are Dead (Bloodaxe), Alexandra Harris for Romantic Moderns (Thames and Hudson) and Adam O’Riordan for In the Flesh (Chatto Poetry) each received £3,500.
Judges: Rachel Cusk, William Fiennes, M. J. Hyland.
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