What inspired YOU to write?

  The winner of the 2018 11-15yrs Young Walter Scott Prize for Historical Fiction (YWSP), Jenny O’Gorman from Edinburgh, was inspired by a striking memorial to those who died during the Irish Potato Famine. Her story Shadow of… Read More

2019 Imagining History UK Programme announced

The Young Walter Scott Prize is proud to announce the 2019 Imagining History UK Programme. 14 workshops for teenage writers that explore the writing skills and creative research that build a work of Historical Fiction. Workshops are held… Read More

Flightpaths of Historical Inspiration

where entrants to the Young Walter Scott Prize 2017 found their inspiration