15/08/2012

Naomi Alderman to be mentored by Margaret Atwood

UEA Creative Writing graduate Naomi Alderman has been selected by the Rolex Mentor and Protégé Arts Initiative to be mentored for one year by the Canadian writer Margaret Atwood. The mentorship initiative, which was launched in 2002, is an international philanthropic programme created to assist rising artists in the fields of literature, dance, film, music, visual arts and theatre to achieve their full potential under the guidance of a distinguished practitioner in their field. Naomi will additionally receive a grant of $25,000, with a further $25,000 available in the following year to support the creation of a new piece of work. Naomi graduated from the UEA Creative Writing MA in 2003 and is the author of three novels: 'Disobedience', which won the 2007 Sunday Times Young Writer of the Year Award and the Orange Broadband Prize for New Writers, ‘The Lessons’, which was published in 2010 and longlisted for the Impac Dublin Literary Award, and ‘The Liars’ Gospel’, which will be published later this month.

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