Novelist and newspaper columnist Angela Clarke has been named as the winner of the Young Stationers’ Prize.
Clarke received the award at a Stationers’ Hall dinner and was described as “a one woman power house” who has been “tremendously successful in a very short time”.
Clarke is the author of Confessions of a Fashionista and writes columns for The Guardian and Independent.
Making reference to the fact she lives with with a genetic degenerative connective-tissue disorder, one judge said: “She has overcome great disability and shown great empathy for her audience.”
Runners-up prizes went to Laura Summers, co-founder of BookMachine, and Rosamund Urwin, columnist and senior feature writer at the Evening Standard.
One judge said of Urwin that they were “surprised to hear she is only 30 as I feel like I have been reading her articles for a long time. She’s already made a real mark on the journalism world”
Clarke is pictured (left) with Helen Esmonde – Master of the Stationers' Company.