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Journalism student’s first book nominated for award

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.