Naomi Thomas is a committed member of Sheffield Young Writers and has this April been selected for the tenth Writing Squad. Her work has always shown an interest in the unusual, whether that’s the play about a bride visiting the moon on her wedding day that she wrote when she started school, or the short story focusing on the social impact of corporate time travel which has recently been chosen for publication in Sheffield Hallam’s journal MATTER. She has also read at Hive events and been published in the Hive 2019 anthology ‘Surfing the Twilight’. In the future, she hopes to pursue her love of English Literature while developing her skills as a writer.
“This award has encouraged me to take myself seriously as a writer. The fact that other people have enjoyed my work has made me feel much more confident in exploring what I’m passionate about in my writing, and using the styles that excite me, rather than doing what I think will ‘look good’. I’m so grateful for such an incredible opportunity to have my stories recognised.”