Naomi Wood wins British Library Eccles Centre Writer-in-Residence Award
UEA writer Naomi Wood has been announced as one of the two inaugural Writers-in-Residence at the British Library’s Eccles Centre for American Studies. The other writer is the socialist-feminist author and honorary fellow of the Universities of Manchester and Bristol, Sheila Rowbotham. Each residency is worth £20,000 and lasts for one year, beginning in January 2012. It is intended to increase awareness of the Library’s North American holdings, while using them to research a forthcoming publication. Naomi (pictured) graduated from UEA’s Creative Writing MA in 2008 and is currently completing her PhD in Creative and Critical Writing under the supervision of Professors Giles Foden and Rebecca Stott. Her first novel, ‘The Godless Boys’, was published by Picador earlier this year, and she is currently working on ‘Mrs Hemingway’, a historical novel exploring the lives of Ernest Hemingway’s four wives.