Several Months ago i was shocked to be asked to be involved in the HWA Endeavour Ink Gold Crown 2017 as a Judge, it was without doubt an honor and i instantly started to suffer imposter syndrome….
The fellow judges are all …. well look at the list: Antonia Senior, Imogen Robertson, Amy Durant, Nick Rennison, Kate Atherton and Richard Foreman, all of these people are either industry professionals, writers or top reviewers for print publications… now you see while i felt like the token odd bod in the room. Yet they all made me feel a big part of the day, my opinion mattered and well it was a fantastic day spent discussing our fav books after so long spent reading a veritable mountain of entries.
The result of the day is our longlist of 12…. I do hope you will read all of them, they all have earned the right to sit here.
Here in alphabetical order is the longlist. Congratulations to all twelve authors!
From the below we have also produced a fine short list that will be out in a couple of weeks…… how on earth we get a winner…..thats a hill yet to climb.
thank you to all my fellow Judges for making me feel so much a part of this.
You can find all 3 Lnog Lists here: You can see all three of the longlists here on the HWA website.