Naomi Wood wins Jerwood Fiction Uncovered Prize
‘Mrs Hemingway’, the second novel by UEA alumna Naomi Wood, has been chosen as one the eight winners of this year’s Jerwood Fiction Uncovered Prize, which is supported by Arts Council England and the Jerwood Charitable Foundation. The winning authors share a prize fund of £40,000. Naomi (pictured) graduated from the UEA Creative Writing (Prose Fiction) MA in 2008 and completed her PhD in Creative and Critical Writing at UEA last year before taking up a lectureship at Goldsmiths in London. Noami’s first novel, ‘The Godless Boys’, was published by Picador in 2011, and in 2012 she was the Eccles Centre Writer in Residence at the British Library. ‘Mrs Hemingway’ was published by Picador earlier this year.