Maya Kulukundis (LVIth), Ottilie Tabberer (LVIth) and Kali Kulukundis (IVth Form) have all been shortlisted for the Dorset Schools Library Service Creative Writing Prize.
Maya’s entry, Twelve Letters, takes the reader back in time to Austria at the start of the Second World War. Ottilie’s The Dare builds tension and suspense in a deserted house and Kali’s The Sacred Cashew Tree is a story in which lessons are learnt.
The winners will be announced at a ceremony on May 23rd 2012 at an awards ceremony at The Exchange in Sturminster Newton.
Maya Kulukundis was runner-up in the 11-13 year old category. The judge, author Joshua Doder, wrote: "Twelve Letters is an ambitious, romantic and fascinating story. I was enormously impressed that such a young writer had tackled such big themes and chosen to set her narrative in such a dramatic historical situation."
During the awards ceremony, the girls were entertained by Alex Scarrow, author of the Time Riders series, and Kathryn James, this year’s winner of the Horizon Book Award for new writers for her debut novel, Mist.