30/07/2015

Sarah Knights and Lyndsey Jenkins shortlisted for Biographers’ Book Prize

Two UEA alumnae have been shortlisted for the Biographers’ Club ‘Slightly Foxed’ Best First Biography Prize, which is worth £3,500 to the winner.  Sarah Knights is nominated for Bloomsbury’s Outsider: A Life of David Garnett, which was published by Bloomsbury in May, while Lyndsey Jenkins is nominated for Lady Constance Lytton: Aristocrat, Suffragette, Martyr, which was published by Biteback in March. Sarah (pictured) graduated from the MA in Life Writing at UEA in 2006 and completed an AHRC-funded PhD in 2011 under the supervision of Professors Kathryn Hughes and Jon Cook. Sarah graduated from the renamed MA in Biography and Creative Non-Fiction in 2012 and is currently completing a DPhil in Lifewriting at the University of Oxford, having previously worked for a speechwriter and communications advisor in a number of departments of government. The winner of the Biographers’ Club prize will be announced 4 November

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