Mal­tese au­thor wins Cli­mate Change fic­tion prize

The Malta Business Weekly - - NEWS -

David Hud­son from Birkirkara, a re­cent grad­u­ate from Bath Spa Univer­sity's Cre­ative Writ­ing MA, has pub­lished a few short sto­ries in the United King­dom last year, most no­tably in the Granta-Award-win­ning magazine for best short fic­tion in the UK, Scrib­ble.

Later in the year he was longlisted for an in­ter­na­tional prize, the Bath Flash Fic­tion Award. His story, A Real Boy, has been pub­lished in an Ad Hoc Fic­tion book ti­tled The Lob­sters Run Free.

This Au­gust, the 'Ev­ery­thing Change' Cli­mate Fic­tion com­pe­ti­tion, an Ari­zona State Univer­sity ini­tia­tive, has re­vealed its ten win­ners with a list of au­thors from Canada, the United States, Aus­tralia, the United King­dom and lit­tle Malta, with David's story Luna putting the is­land on the cul­tural map.

The com­pe­ti­tion takes its name from a quote by Mar­garet At­wood and has been judged by cli­mate ex­perts, sci­en­tists and writ­ers and ul­ti­mately by award-win­ning scifi writer Kim Stan­ley Robin­son.

For a young Mal­tese au­thor to make it this far against hun­dreds of sub­mis­sions from 66 dif­fer­ent coun­tries is an ex­tra­or­di­nary lit­er­ary achieve­ment.

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