18/03/2013

Amanda Hodgkinson shortlisted for New Angle Prize

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‘22 Britannia Road’, the debut novel by UEA graduate Amanda Hodgkinson, has been shortlisted for the third biennial New Angle Prize for Literature.  The award is worth £2,000 and celebrates fiction, poetry and literary non-fiction set in or inspired by the East Anglian region.  Amanda (pictured) graduated from the UEA Creative Writing MA in 2001 and now lives in south west France, where she is a columnist for La Dépèche du Midi newspaper in Toulouse.  ‘22 Britannia Road’ was published by Fig Tree (Penguin) in 2011 and has been sold in America, France, Italy, Greece and Holland.  It was selected for the inaugural ‘Waterstone’s 11′ promotion of outstanding first novels.  The winner of the New Angle Prize will be announced on 4th September.

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