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Find out which incredible story topped the first EVER BBC Young Writers Award


And the winner is…Brennig Davies from Wales for his story ‘Skinning’, a tale of one boy’s transition to manhood with a twist, inspired by William Golding and author’s three cats.

Not only is Brennig the first winner of the BBC YWA, but he is also the youngest, being 15 years old. Dying to hear the incredible story that secured him this #1 spot amongst young writers across Britain? Tune in to BBC Radio 1’s Huw Stephen’s show at 11pm tonight (Tuesday 6th October) to hear his story read aloud by none other than the great Ian McKellen.

On top of this amazing opportunity, Brennig will also be receiving personal mentoring sessions with internationally bestselling author and one of this year’s Young Writers’ Award judges, Matt Haig, to better his writing skills even further.

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