Prospect writer to be honored

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Prospect resident Brian Trent, right, looks at the shot director of photography Bill Hamell is getting during filming for the web series ‘Selene Hollow’ last year. Trent will be honored during the 29th Annual L. Ron Hubbard Achievement Awards April 14.-FILE PHOTO
Prospect resident Brian Trent, right, looks at the shot director of photography Bill Hamell is getting during filming for the web series ‘Selene Hollow’ last year. Trent will be honored during the 29th Annual L. Ron Hubbard Achievement Awards April 14.-FILE PHOTO

HOLLYWOOD — Prospect resident Brian Trent is among 12 winning writers and twelve illustrators from around the globe who will be honored during the 29th Annual L. Ron Hubbard Achievement Awards.

“This is a remarkable honor, and I’m still reeling from the announcement. As a writer, you work at your craft and you hope to inspire others the way so many writers inspired you; speculative fiction has lit the way to imagining bright new futures and possibilities-. I’m very humbled to be awarded by this prestigious competition, and by the fact that many of my favorite writers served as judges on the panel,” said Trent in a statement.

Trent was born in Waterbury and, as a child, he became a haunter of libraries and old ruins and developed a keen interest in both ends of history: the ancient past and far-distant future. After earning college degrees in English and philosophy, Trent worked as a professional journalist. His nonfiction writings have graced the cover of The Humanist magazine. His Writers of the Future win is his second professional sale, the first being to COSMOS, and he has since sold fiction to Apex Magazine. He recently completed the second novel in a “future history” series and, when not writing, Trent works in film.

Trent will be honored April 14 at the Wilshire Ebell Theatre. For more information on the ceremony, visit www.writersofthefuture.com.