24/02/2012

Andrew Cowan receives Queen’s Anniversary Prize for UEA

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At a ceremony at Buckingham Palace today, UEA’s Vice Chancellor Professor Edward Action and UEA’s Director of Creative Writing Andrew Cowan received a Queen's Anniversary Prize for Further and Higher Education on behalf of the UEA Creative Writing programme. The prize is the UK’s most prestigious higher education award. The citation recognises outstanding work at a world-class level, notes UEA’s pioneering role in establishing the academic discipline of Creative Writing in the UK, the unrivalled success of its alumni over the last forty years, and its continuing importance as an internationally renowned centre of excellence in the teaching of Creative Writing. Among the delegation of students invited to attend the ceremony were prize-winning PhD students D.W. Wilson and Anjali Joseph, and current MA students Christopher Ogden, Kim Sherwood and Eleanor Stewart.

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