Prize winning local author!
Congratulations to Olivia Hunt of Eastside Lane who won the Radio 2 Short Story Award. In the 10 – 13 age group, her story entitled “Your Life” was selected by the celebrity panel of judges that included Charlie Higson, Jacqueline Wilson, Chris Evans and Richard Hammond as the winner out of a total of 90,000 entries.
At the Hay Festival she was presented with the award of Chris Evans’ height in books and 500 books for Haygrove School library where she is a pupil (lucky librarians having to catalogue all those!).
You can see the presentation and hear Barney Harwood read the story on the BBC web site: http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio2/500words/2013/stories/your-life/