27/05/2015

Emily Midorikawa wins Lucy Cavendish College Fiction Prize

UEA alumna Emily Midorikawa has won the 2015 Lucy Cavendish College Fiction Prize for her first novel A Tiny Speck Of Black And Then Nothing. Emily (pictured) graduated from the MA in Creative Writing (Prose Fiction) in 2005 and now teaches at City University and New York University’s London campus. Her work has been published in a variety of publications, including the Daily Telegraph, the Independent on Sunday, The Times, Aesthetica and Mslexia. Her memoir The Memory Album appears in Tangled Roots, an Arts Council-sponsored collection that celebrates the stories of mixed-race families. A Tiny Speck Of Black And Then Nothing was previously a runner-up for the SI Leeds Literary Prize. Lucy Cavendish College is part of the University of Cambridge and the only women’s college in the country for students aged 21 or over. The annual Fiction Prize is open to unpublished female authors and is now in its fifth and final year.

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