Chelsey Flood wins Curtis Brown Award
Chelsey Flood is this year's winner of the £1,500 Curtis Brown Award, which is awarded annually to the best student on the UEA Creative Writing (Prose Fiction) MA, as chosen by a panel of Curtis Brown agents. The prize was established by the agency in memory of their colleague Giles Gordon and the inaugural award went to Joe Dunthorne in 2006 for his novel 'Submarine'. Chelsey is pictured (left) receiving her award from Karolina Sutton of the agency for her novel-in-progress 'Silverweed'. Chelsey also recently received an award of £4,100 for the Arts Council's Grants for the Arts scheme to complete her novel over the next six months.