17/03/2014

Divya Ghelani nominated for Harry Bowling Prize

‘Runaway’, the novel-in-progress of UEA alumna Divya Ghelani, is one of two runners-up for the 2014 Harry Bowling Prize for New Writing. Divya (pictured) graduated from the MA in Creative Writing (Prose Fiction) in 2007 and subsequently worked in advertising before joining the University of Hong Kong, where she gained an MPhil in Literary Studies. Her fiction has been published widely, including in the 2011 Tindal Street anthology, ‘Too Asian, Not Asian Enough’, and she has recently been the recipient of a Writing East Midlands Mentorship, a Literary Consultancy Mentorship, and an Arts Council Grant of £6,250 for her novel-in-progress. Along with 2003 MA alumna Sarah Butler she also recently won an Affective Digital Histories Creative Writing Commission from Leicester University. The Harry Bowling Prize website can be found here.

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