Author Mathis wins top literary prize
Talented young author Mathis Power, in Year 9, has been announced as a winner of The Portico Sadie Massey Awards for Young Readers and Writers 2021.
Out of 261 entries, Mathis was chosen as the winner of the Key Stage 3 section by a panel of independent judges, who commented that his short story – A New Beginning – was very strong and powerful.
This is a superb achievement by Mathis, who will receive a certificate, book bundle, Portico Library gift pack, and an invitation to adopt a book. At a later date, he will be invited to Portico Library, in Manchester, to choose a book from the special collection that needs restoration. When restoration is complete, he will be invited back to view the book, which will have a special book plate with Mathis’s name placed inside the front cover.
This would then be kept on the shelves for as long as the Portico Library exists.
Many congratulations to Mathis for his skill as a writer and his outstanding attitude.