The Sunday Times Charlotte Aitken Young Writer of the Year Award 2023 Winner

It is our great pleasure to confirm Tom Crewe as the winner of the Sunday Times Charlotte Aitken Trust Young Writer of the Year Award 2023 for The New Life.

A tender and powerful tale of passion, progress and personal freedom that re-imagines the lives of the two men who published the first English medical textbook on homosexuality, Crewe’s beautiful novel is filled with nuance and forensic insight into love.

 

‘Sometimes a debut novel comes along that feels like an immediate classic - a book that you suddenly can’t imagine not existing. If you’ve read Tom Crewe’s bold and beautifully observed debut, The New Life, you’ll know that it is just such a book. He is a writer of rare promise.’

Johanna Thomas-Corr, Chair of Judges

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Powerful and searingly honest, Masud’s breathtaking memoir weaves reflections on Britain’s flatlands with poetry, history and insightful meditation on loss, identity and trauma.
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Confronting the ambivalent nature of speaking for those who have been left behind, Mehri's thoughtful and empathetic debut collection is recounted in lyric, prose and text messages.
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At once knife-sharp, tender and powerfully moving, Magee’s debut is a striking tale of poverty, love and trauma told through the lens of two working-class brothers in post-conflict Belfast.
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