A lecturer at North West Regional College has received the ‘Best Reviewer’ award at the 2017 Saboteur Awards.
Freya McClements who teaches journalism at North West Regional College won the award which is decided on by a public vote.
Voters praised Freya for the credibility of her writing adding that she has a true journalist’s’ “thirst for truth.”
Speaking about the award Freya said: “I’ve always believed that reviews need to stand to work as a piece of writing (or radio) in their own right, and I've always tried to make mine as entertaining, as engaging, and as informative as the best books are, and it's a genuine honour to be recognised in this way. Again, as a reviewer the focus is always on the book or play I'm reviewing (and rightly so!) so it's wonderful to realise that clearly some of you out there think I'm doing something right!”
Sabotage Reviews is an online platform which celebrates every year the best of indie literature.
Freya write literary reviews for the Irish Times and previously worked for BBC Radio Foyle and the Derry Journal.
She had her first collection of short stories, “The Dangerous Edge of Things” published in 2012, and is currently working on her first novel.
Freya McClements studied in Magdalen College Oxford, Trinity College Dublin and Dublin City University. She received a First Class Honours Degree as well as three Masters.