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Nantucket Book Festival Young Writer Award

Anna Popnikolova - winner

JohnCarl McGrady - finalist

Melanie Bamber - finalist

Olivia Davis - finalist

Maclaine Willet - finalist

Celebrating the craft of writing and encouraging the development of finding one’s voice through the expression of words on a page, this annual prize is usually awarded at the Opening Night of our Book Festival. The winner and four finalists are selected from the essay competition held for high school students.

We believe in the power of words to shape and change lives. Our hope is that our students will find a platform of words and a love of reading to understand that while they may live on an island, there is no limit to imagination.

Click here to read the 2021 Nantucket Book Festival Young Writer Award essay submissions.