18/01/2012

Eliza Robertson wins Booker scholarship

The recipient of this year’s UEA Booker scholarship to undertake the Creative Writing (Prose Fiction) MA is Canadian writer, Eliza Robertson. The scholarship is open to students from the UK, Commonwealth countries and Ireland, and is worth up to £25,000, including return air fares. The winner is selected by a panel of UEA Creative Writing tutors. Eliza (pictured) graduated with distinction from the Creative Writing programme at the University of Victoria. Her stories have won fiction contests in The Malahat Review, PRISM International and The Fiddlehead, and have been shortlisted for the McClelland & Stewart Journey Prize and the National Magazine Awards. She is the third winner of the Booker scholarship. DW Wilson, the inaugural recipient, was the winner last year of the BBC National Short Story Award. His collection of stories, ‘Once You Break A Knuckle’, will be published in the UK later this year. Last year’s winner Anthony Good has just completed his first novel.

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