Ben Lyle shortlisted for Hookline Novel Competition

UEA writer Ben Lyle has been shortlisted for the Hookline Novel Competition for his first novel, ‘The Generation of Happiness’.  The competition is open only to students and graduates of MA writing courses and the winner, chosen by reading groups, will see their novel published by Hookline.  The competition was won in 2011 by UEA alumna Gayle O’Brien for her novel, ‘Underground’.  Ben (pictured) studied Philosophy at the University of Warwick and interrupted a career in the film industry, where he worked for such companies such as the UK Film Council, Fine Line Features and Working Title, in order to join the Creative Writing MA in 2009. He graduated with a distinction in 2010 and is now undertaking his PhD at UEA.  He is co-head of development at Gorgeous Films

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