New Talent in Writing Award 2016 Presented

06 July 2016

The Macmillan Education New Talent in Writing Award has been awarded to Aylin Graves for her EAP series, ‘Academic English for the 21st Century Learner’ at the 2016 British Council ELTons Awards.

The award is presented annually to an aspiring and as yet unpublished author of English Language Teaching materials and aims to encourage and grow new talent. Alongside a financial reward, the winners are offered the chance to take their first steps into a writing career, supported by an internationally recognised publisher.

‘Academic English for the 21st Century Learner’ integrates 21st century themes, such as solving problems ethically or developing collaborative leadership with more familiar study skills, such as writing essays, making speeches and citing sources. The themes are selected to engage young adults and prepare them for an increasingly complex world.

Reflecting on her win, Aylin said,

“Most books are born out of dreams. They start with an abstract idea, a spark, and ask you to pour your soul into them for as small a promise as a very obscure destination. Rarely, they lead to an amazing outcome, such as a prize at the ELTons. I feel honoured to have been chosen and encouraged to dream on."

Described as ‘a fresh, modern approach to academic English with wide application’ by one of the judges, 'Academic English for the 21st Century Learner' is an exciting project with a bright future. Over the coming months, the team at Macmillan Education will be working closely with Aylin to discuss the future of her series and planning for further collaboration.

Congratulations Aylin, we look forward to working with you!

© 2016 Macmillan Publishers Ltd. Part of Springer Nature.