We had a fantastic response from young adults sending in their entries so thank you for promoting this year’s competition to your students!
Now in its fourth year, the Competition showcases talented new writers in the county by making their short stories available for any library user to read for free, on the library Overdrive eBook service. Both winners also receive a Kobo Aura tablet kindly provided by Overdrive.
The winner of the young adult category was Phoebe Haywood with her story ‘The Glass is Never Half Full’. Set in a pub, the story examines different approaches to life’s difficulties. She got the idea in a hotel bar whilst on holiday. Phoebe’s response to winning the competition was “Awesome!” and “It was amazing! I just didn’t expect it”. She hasn’t written many stories, but is an active blogger and is looking to go into publishing.
Winner of the adult category was Louise Brakspear with her story ‘A Passing Place’, a moving, very human story set in the aftermath of World War One.
If you want to see what made them this year’s outstanding authors you can read their stories through the Oxfordshire Library eBook webpage or the Overdrive and Libby apps today! Go to www.oxfordshire.gov.uk/ebooks and select Overdrive