19-Year-Old from Islington wins BBC Young Writers’ Award

A 19-year-old from Islington has won the BBC Young Writers’ Award with Cambridge University for 2021.

Tabitha Rubens wrote ‘Super-Powder’ in the weeks after the winter lockdown, exploring how young people were dealing with their mental health.

Now in its 7th year, the award recognises literary talent and aims to discover the next generation of writers.

Tanya spoke to Tabitha about how she felt when she found out about the win.

Tanya Francis 20th October 2021

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