10/02/2012

Helen Smith wins Jerwood Award

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UEA lecturer Helen Smith has won a Jerwood Award worth £5,000 for her forthcoming biography, ‘Edward Garnett: The Uncommon Reader’, which will be published by Jonathan Cape in the UK next year, and by Farrar, Straus and Giroux in the USA. The judges of the award included the critic Mark Lawson and the Literary Editor of the Sunday Times, Andrew Holgate. Helen (pictured) teaches on the MA in Biography and Creative Non-Fiction at UEA, and was previously a joint winner of the 2006 Biographers’ Club Prize.

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