Bryan Appleyard

Judged: Apr-Jun 2007

Bryan Appleyard

Bryan Appleyward was born in 1951 in Manchester, England. He was educated at the Bolton School and King’s College, Cambridge. As a journalist he is currently a special feature writer for The Sunday Times. He has also written for the New York Times, Vanity Fair, Daily Telegraph, Spectator, New Statesman, and many other publications. His books include The Culture Club: Crisis in the Arts; Richard Rogers: a Biography; The Pleasures of Peace: Art and Imagination in Postwar Britain; Understanding the Present: Science and the Soul of Modern Man; The First Church of the New Millennium: a novel; Aliens: Why They Are Here; and How to Live Forever or Die Trying: on the New Immortality. He is three times feature writer of the year in the British Press Awards and a former fellow of the World Economic Forum. He is married with one daughter, and currently lives in London and Norfolk.


  • May 2018 Winners

    • First Place

      A Brief History of Rain
      by Antonia Clark
      The Waters

      Second Place

      Oklahoma
      by Dale Patterson
      The Writer's Block

      Third Place

      Driving Home From Santa Rosa
      by Andrew Dufresne
      Wild Poetry Forum

      Honorable Mention

      Trans-figuration
      by Guy Kettelhack
      Wild Poetry Forum

      Honorable Mention

      The Photograph
      by Jim Doss
      Wild Poetry Forum

  • April 2018 Winners

    • First Place

      (how to lose at) Kimberly’s Game
      by John Wilks
      The Write Idea

      Second Place

      A Legacy of Sorts
      by Paul A. Freeman
      The Write Idea

      Third Place

      Waiting for a bus at Armarnath Temple
      by Ieuan ap Hywel
      The Wriiter's Block