Alice Falconer wins inaugural Onoto Scholarship

UEA’s inaugural Onoto Creative Writing Scholarship has been awarded to Alice Falconer under the auspices of UEA’s Centre for Writing and Science, a collaboration between the Creative Writing programme and the Tyndall Centre for climate change research. Sponsored by the Onoto Pen Company, the scholarship is worth £2,500, plus an Onoto pen to the value of £300, and is open to all applicants to the Prose Fiction, Poetry, Scriptwriting and Biography & Creative Non-Fiction strands of the Creative Writing MA. The main criterion for the award is that the student should demonstrate a commitment to writing creatively on environmental themes, in particular to furthering understanding of the impact of climate change. Alice (pictured) grew up in London and studied Philosophy at Cambridge University before becoming a solicitor. She joined the MA in Creative Writing (Prose Fiction) this year. Her short story ‘In Her Prime’ was published in the literary magazine Nutshell in 2010, and she is currently working on a number of short stories and a novel.

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