27/04/2016

Natasha Pulley and Catriona Ward shortlisted for Authors’ Club Best First Novel Award

Two titles by UEA alumnae are in contention for the 2016 Authors’ Club Best First Novel Award. The Watchmaker of Filigree Street by Natasha Pulley (Bloomsbury Circus) and Rawblood by Catriona Ward (Weidenfeld) have been named on a shortlist of six, with the winner to be announced on 7th June. Catriona (pictured) was born in Washington DC and grew up in America, Kenya, Madagascar, Yemen and Morocco. She studied English at St Edmund Hall, Oxford, and graduated from the MA in Creative Writing (Prose Fiction) at UEA in 2011, having begun her novel while on the course. She now works as a writer and researcher for Bianca Jagger’s human rights foundation and lives in London. Natasha also studied English at Oxford University and graduated from the UEA MA in Creative Writing (Prose Fiction) in 2012, after which she completed a nineteen-month Daiwa Fellowship in Tokyo, Japan. She began writing The Watchmaker of Filigree Street while studying for her MA and is currently working on her second novel, The Bedlam Stacks

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