Thank you ;)

Congratulations to all the winners at Saturday’s Saboteur Awards 2017, which was held at the amazing Vout-O-Reenee’s in London.

It was very exciting to have been nominated and then shortlisted. My novella with Blast Theory, Zombies Ate My Library, didn’t win in the ‘best novella’ category, but thank you to all the friends who voted for us. Everyone involved in the A Place Free Of Judgement project (that the novella came out of) has been very grateful for the support and the incredible feedback ;)

There was a great range of winners in all categories, for whom a Saboteur award will really make a difference.

I really enjoyed meeting everyone at the Preview Salon hosted by writer/performer Abi Palmer (long live the living room gig!) and at the ceremony on Saturday; many enjoyable conversations that I hope will be continued…

There was of course a well-stocked bookshop at the awards ceremony, and I was pleased to come away with a copy of ‘best anthology’ winner Remembering Oluwale, edited by SJ Bradley on Leeds’s Valley Press: a deserving winner.

Thank you, too, to Saboteur Awards founder Claire Trévien and the team for all their work on this important prize. With its focus on indie publishing, pamphlets, spoken word – and other under-served literary forms such as the novella – the Saboteur Awards scheme goes a long way towards addressing a huge gap in grass roots literary coverage.


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