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Mariam wins writing competition
11:00am Friday 16th August 2013 in News
Two years after winning a national writing competition, a Bradford schoolgirl has won this year’s contest too.
Mariam Hussain, 16, won the National Young British Muslim Writers awards in 2011 when she was 14.
This year she entered the competition again and was on the shortlist of potential winners.
Mariam attended the awards ceremony at London’s Senate House, the home of the University of London and she was crowned the winner.
Her winning short story is called Loose Ends and examines life after death in an environment resembling purgatory called Reliefort. The story follows Grace, whose job it is to tie up the “loose ends” of newly deceased souls.
Mariam, a pupil at Bradford Girls’ Grammar School, is now in the process of turning her first short story into a novel.