We are delighted to announce our two new judges to the IGGY and Litro Young Writers' Prize 2016/17.
We welcome Jocasta Hamilton, Publishing Director of Hutchinson and co-chair to the IGGY and Litro Young Writers' Prize this year. Jocasta's first job in publishing was counting the number of swear words in Arsenal footballer Tony Adams’ autobiography. After working as an assistant to the non-fiction editor at Bloomsbury, she became a publicist both at Bloomsbury and Sceptre before moving back to editorial. As the Publishing Director of Hutchinson, an imprint of Penguin Random House, she publishes fiction and non-fiction and is responsible for bestsellers like Robert Harris and Sebastian Faulks as well as discovering new talent.
We also welcome Robbie Millen to the judging panel. Robbie has been Literary Editor of the Times since 2013. Before that he was deputy comment editor, overseeing the opinion pages for more than a decade. He has also worked at The Daily Express (don't blame him; he was young and impressionable!) and The Spectator.
Our judges have a wide range of experience and talent and we are grateful for their support in the competition. If you entered the competition, they are in the process of reading your stories right now!
You can find out more about our judges and the prize here.
Shortlist announced Wednesday 29th March 2017.