A journalism student whose first book was published earlier this year has been nominated for a literary award.
Amy Durrant, a third year journalism student at Sheffield University, had her debut novel Prisms published in July by US publishing house Rainstorm Press.
The book, which has been released as a paperback and an e-book has now been nominated for the 2013 London Book Award, which will take place next year at a date to be confirmed.
Amy said: “To receive such an accolade so close to the book launch is very humbling. It’s always been a dream of mine to have a book in print and follow in the steps of some of my literary heroes.”
The novel tells the tale of two parallel worlds which are “wastelands of corruption” and a 17-year-old girl’s fight against the political system.
It is available from Amazon.