2006 Winners

In 2006, Escalator focused on Prose: fiction, writing for children, writing for young people, short stories and creative non-fiction (memoir, history, travel, biography, autobiography). The selection panel was chaired by award winning author and academic, Michelle Spring, one of last year's mentors. The other judges were: Diran Adebayo, Sally Cline, Midge Gillies and Gillian McClure. For biographies of the judging panel, click here.

Latest News about Escalator 2006 Winners

Aliya Whiteley has scored a success with her second novel, Light Reading. Her agent, Jane Gregory of Gregory & Company comments: 'We are delighted that Aliya Whiteley has chosen us to represent her - she is an author who will go far. She has all the ingredients we look for. Not only does Aliya write well, she has original ideas and she understands the need for great plotting, characterisation and dialogue. Even at this early stage in her writing career, Aliya appreciates that editorial input will help her make a good book great and so we know her writing will constantly develop and improve. Writing is not easy, but as with most things, hard work pays off." Praise indeed. Read the press release here.

Ferron Anderson has signed with agent Judith Murray of Greene & Heaton. His first novel will be called I Still Miss Someone.

All the winners are listed below; click on their names to read their work.

Ferron Anderson (Norwich, Norfolk)
Stephanie Cross (Wymondham, Norfolk)
Laura Dietz (Cambridge)
Ruth Dugdall (Felixstowe, Suffolk)
Megan Dunn (Norwich, Norfolk) ***WARNING*** CONTAINS ADULT MATERIAL
Judy Forshaw (Cambridge)
Verity Holloway (Ipswich, Suffolk)
Jane Menczer (Cambridge)
Gary O’Connor (Ely, Cambridgeshire)
Aliya Whiteley (Brampton, Cambridgeshire)

For biographies of the winners, click here.

Highly Commended by the judges were:

  • Nedra Westwater
  • Katy Darby
  • David Lambert
  • Lucy Yates