The Malta Business Weekly

Maltese author wins Climate Change fiction prize


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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