Our ‘Author of Tomorrow’
Current pupil, Rory Hinshelwood (LN), recently had his novel, And With The Wind It Went shortlisted for the ‘Author of Tomorrow’ award – part of the Wilbur Smith Adventure Writing Prize. This event was hosted by The Wilbur & Niso Smith Foundation and there were three prizes in total awarded:
1. Best adventure book – an annual award for adventure writing. Popular adult and children’s author, Simon Scarrow, was shortlisted for this particular prize. He visited King’s in 2011 to give a talk to Shell pupils about his first teenage series, Gladiator.
2. Best manuscript or short story (30,000 words)
3. The Author of Tomorrow – an award designed to find the adventure writers of the future.
Rory was one of three people shortlisted for ‘The Author of Tomorrow’ award. The judges included Levison Wood, MNEK, Steve Winter and Kevin Scott. The Princess Michael of Kent was also in attendance. Rory was also able to meet and speak with Wilbur Smith (see photograph).
Even though Rory did not win within the category his writing was entered for, being shortlisted for such a prestigious prize is an incredible achievement. The team at The Wilbur & Niso Smith Foundation complimented Rory on a really wonderful piece of writing.