Originator Shortlisted for Costa Book Awards

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Thursday December 1, 2011 at 7:08pm

Many congratulations to Martyn Bedford, who helped originate Arts Council funded's system for budding writers with fellow author Phil Whitaker, Martyn has been shortlisted for the 2011 Costa Book Awards for his children’s novel Flip.

The Ilkley-based writer is shortlisted for the prestigious prize alongside literary heavyweights Julian Barnes, a Man Booker Prize winner, and poet laureate Carol Ann Duffy. Martyn is now associate senior lecturer in creative writing at Leeds Trinity University College.

Martyn and Phil's work on enables budding writers to exchange reviews and ratings for each others' opening chapters. They backed the idea for's highest rated writers to have feedback from publishers like Random House and Orion., also funded by the Arts Council, also has feedback from Random House and Orion for our highest selling authors.

We wish Martyn every success with his novel.

Click here to view Martyn Bedford's novel Flip on Amazon.

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