Scholarship Winner

The Fool's Gold

Namdi Nwasike submitted to The Reedsy National Creative Writing Scholarship


Recently accepted to her dream school, Rosa Diosa embarks on a journey to become the first member of her family with a college degree. She soon discovers that Manhattan isn’t the city she expected... literally. Unseen, supernatural forces are at play and New York is revealed to her as the epicenter of an invisible war. With the help of her new friends and a snarky professor, Rosa must protect the people she loves, maintain her grades, and deal the daily challenges of living in a big city.


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About Namdi


A native of Huntington, New York, Namdi studies Biology at NYU and is on the pre-med track. Despite his science background, his passion has always been for writing: as a hyperactive and imaginative child, he would write short stories and create comics. Among his favorite books are Salinger's Catcher in the Rye and Walk the Two Moons by Sharon Creech.

His winning entry, The Fool's Gold, is a Young Adult novel whose first chapter is packed with well-observed character details and a compelling hook that left our judges desperate to read more: