St Albans playwright, Angela Clarke, scoops award

St Albans author of Confessions of a Fashionista, Angela Clarke

St Albans author of Confessions of a Fashionista, Angela Clarke - Credit: Archant

After making her playwright debut earlier this year, a local author has shown no sign of stopping after scooping a coveted award.

Angela Clarke, of St Albans, author of Confessions of a Fashionista and writer of The Legacy, her debut play loosely based on Harpenden, won the Young Stationers’ Award for accomplishment and promise last Monday (20).

The writer was up against tough competition, including national journalists and publishers, and was very surprised to hear she was the winner.

Angela said: “I was really surprised. I didn’t expect to win it. I was really, really delighted, and really, really honoured.”

The award comes as part of a busy year for Angela, who hopes now to write ‘a play and a book a year’.

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Angela joked: “If anyone sees me walking round town looking tired, give me coffee.”

She recently moved away from her comedic roots to write a crime novel which she is currently editing.

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