Jean McNeil wins Phyllis and Don Munday Award

Ice Diaries: an Antarctic Memoir by UEA Senior Lecturer in Creative Writing Jean McNeil has won the $4,000 Grand Prize – the Phyllis and Don Munday Award – at the Banff Mountain Film Festival book competition. The book was published by ECW Press in North America earlier this year. Originally from Nova Scotia, Canada, Jean is the co-Director of the MA in Creative Writing (Prose Fiction) at UEA and the author of ten previous books, including four novels and a collection of short fiction. Her work has been shortlisted for the Commonwealth Writer’s Prize, the Governor-General’s Prize for fiction (Canada) and the Journey Prize for short fiction (Canada). She has twice been the Mellon Foundation Visiting Scholar in South Africa, and works for part of each year in South Africa and Kenya. Her new novel The Dhow House was recently published in the UK by Legend

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