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Writer of the Year 2023

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Bryan Young

Bryan Young (he/they) works across many different media. His work as a writer and producer has been called "filmmaking gold" by The New York Times. He's also published comic books with Slave Labor Graphics and Image Comics. He's been a regular contributor for the Huffington Post,, Star Wars Insider magazine, SYFY, /Film, and was the founder and editor in chief of the geek news and review site Big Shiny Robot! In 2014, he wrote the critically acclaimed history book, A Children’s Illustrated History of Presidential Assassination. He co-authored Robotech: The Macross Saga RPG has written two books in the BattleTech Universe: Honor's Gauntlet and A Question of Survival. His latest book, The Big Bang Theory Book of Lists is a #1 Bestseller on Amazon. His novella, BattleTech: Ghostbird, earned him his second Diamond Quill in 2023. He served as President of the League of Utah Writers from 2021-2023 and he teaches writing for Writer’s Digest, Script Magazine, and at the University of Utah. You can visit him at

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